Salaga violence: Police arrest seven suspects

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
Salaga violence: Police arrest seven suspects

The Northern Regional Police Command has arrested seven suspects in connection with violence that erupted at Salaga on Tuesday after Damango was named by President Akufo-Addo as the regional capital for the newly created Savannah region.

According to the PRO of the Northern regional command Yusiff Tanko, the situation has been brought under control and more police personnel have been deployed to the area.

He said that the suspects were quickly identified and seven of them subsequently arrested, adding that, "Police in the region are investigating the matter and the process of identifying and arresting more suspects is currently underway"

He, therefore, urged the people of Salaga to remain calm and not to take the law into their hands and help in identifying more suspects in connection with the violence.

The Northern Regional Security Council, REGSEC, is also expected to meet and take a decision on the recent happenings in the area.

Northern Region Minister and caretaker for the new region, Salifu Saeed said rampaging youth that torched the office of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Salaga South on Tuesday will be dealt with according to law.

The youth became angry following the selection of Damango as the regional capital of the newly created Savanna Region and ended up burning the constituency office of the NPP in the area.

They had wanted Salaga to be selected as the regional capital instead. They argued that the people of Salaga South showed faith in the NPP by voting the party’s parliamentary candidate, Salifu Adam Braimah as Member of Parliament.

They say the choice of Damango which voted for a National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate Adam Mutawakilu, does not reward the peoples’ faith in the NPP.

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