The Northern Regional Police Command have arrested a chief for illegal possession of fire arms.
According to reports, the chief is said to have gone to the Ambariya Senior High School in Tamale, wielding an M16 rifle with six fully loaded magazines.
Various civil society organisations in Northern Ghana have raised concerns in the past over the circulation of illegal weapons in the region, attributing the frequent conflicts in the area to unauthorised persons having access to sophisticated weapons.
The Ghana Small Arms Commission has been working to prevent the circulation of illegal weapons across the country.
However, despite their efforts, police officers regularly discover various weapons and ammunition concealed in vehicles across the region.