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Police Arrest 40 After Chieftancy Dispute In North Gonja District



Police in the Northern Region has arrested 40 persons in connection with the burning down of two communities that have led to the death of two individuals as reported.

Buildings in two communities, Diisah and Salugu located in the North Gonja District of the Northern Region were allegedly set ablaze by some assailants suspected to be from a rival chief’s camp.

The deceased who are yet to be identified by name and gender, are believed be ages 45 and 90. Their remains have since been deposited at the Damango Hospital.

Some residents who spoke to Joy News correspondent Martina Bugri have blamed the attack on chieftaincy disputes.
The police have confirmed the arrest of 40 persons linked with the attack on the two communities.

“…the police have been able to round up 40 people and two of them were in possession of A-K riffles,” Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, told Joy News.

Mr. Saeed has also sent a stern warning to hooligans in the feuding communities, saying the authorities will not tolerate anymore lawless under the guise of chieftaincy.

“…we are no more going to allow people to hide under land and chieftaincy to cause criminal actions that lead to loss of life and property in the region. Even if it involves chiefs we will make sure they are arrested and that is the resolution of the Regional Security Council,” he said.