Tamale, Nov 11, GNA-A report by the Police at Karaga District of the Northern Region has confirmed attacks on a number of persons in the district leading to severe injuries to some of them.
The report, sighted by the Ghana News Agency, said « On 09/11/2020 at about 1730 hours, Police received a report that one Abdul Rahim and Alhassan Mohammed were assaulted by a group of seven men, while attending an NDC rally at Sung village near Karaga. »
The report said « They were hospitalised at Karaga Hospital with injuries and responding to treatment. »
It added that « On same date at about 2200 hours, one Yushaw Sonaa of H/No.(not known) Karaga, also called at Karaga Police Station with a report that Tahiru Abubakari Tabla, Abdul Rahaman and Tongdow Abdul(believed to be NPP sympathisers) were also attacked and assaulted by another group at Karaga.
It said « The latter sustained various degrees of injury and were taken to Karaga Hospital for medical attention. »
It added that « In a related development, suspect Alhasssan Abukari was arrested by Police when he pursued one Mohammed Tongalow to Karaga Police Station in attempt to assault him in the presence of Police Officers. »
The report said « A search conducted on him revealed a locally manufactured pistol. »
It added that « He was later released to the former District Chief Executive of Karaga in the person of one Baba Wahab. »
It said « Further, on 10/11/2020, at about 1530hours Mohammed Bawa from Sung village reported at Karaga Police Station with a fresh deep cut on his right side of his waist with a complaint that on same date, at about 1500 hours, he was stabbed by suspect Sulemana Musah while resting under an NDC pavilion in the town. »
It said « Police medical report form was issued to him to attend hospital for treatment. »
The report said « The Regional Police Commander, COP Mr Timothy Bonga instructed that all suspects connected to all the cases should be arrested and arraigned before court at Yendi immediately. »
It added that « Those at large should be pursued and arrested upon warrants obtained from the courts. »
It said the Regional Police Commander « Further directed the District Officer, ASP Tulasi to deploy men to patrol the village awaiting further boost from the Region on Thursday 12th November 2020 after the 11/11 parade. »
It said « The Regional Commander will also be visiting Karaga on Thursday 12th November to talk to the parties involved. »It said « Meanwhile DISEC met on 10/11/20 at Karaga and talked to the parties for peace to prevail » adding « Currently, the situation is under control. »