Interior Minister, IGP head to Bimbilla to assess conflict-crisis

Interior Minister, IGP head to Bimbilla to assess conflict-crisis

The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery and the Inspector-General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu will on Tuesday, head to the Bimbilla township to assess the conflict crisis, with an investigative team.

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Last week, conflict arose again due to chieftancy disagreements, and the ensuing violence claimed ten lives- three children and seven women- and has left a dozen more injured.

Interior Minister, IGP head to Bimbilla to assess conflict-crisis

IGP David Asante-Apeatu

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Speaking to Joy News, the Public Relations Officer for the Northern Regional Police, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh said that visit by the Interior minister and the IGP is a, "a fact-finding mission and also to [enable them] see at first hand the destruction that has occasioned [since] the conflict."

On Thursday, February 9, two factions in the Bimbilla township engaged in a gun battle following a disagreement with the Regent's decision to install a subchief.

A 12-hour curfew was imposed on the township, and reports indicate that schools were shut down, and many have fled the town.

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15 persons were arrested in connection to the crisis, but were granted bail by a Tamale Circuit court. They are however expected to reappear before the court on February 27.

Extra police personnel and military units have been deployed to the town to help keep the violence to a minimum and ensure the curfew is observed.

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Interior Minister, IGP head to Bimbilla to assess conflict-crisis

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