A high powered security delegation led by the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr John Kudalor, has arrived in the Bunkpurugu District in the Northern Region to assess the security situation in the area.
This follows a violent conflict that erupted in Bukprugu on Tuesday, January 26.
The clash which is believed to be between the two royal families in the area; the Jamond and Jafok, led to the death of three persons and the destruction of 35 houses.
Among the delegation include the Northern Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Ken Yeboah, the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Richard Kwame Opoku Adusei, Deputy IGP, Commissioner of Police (COP) Christian Tetteh Yohuno, the Commanding Officer of the Sixth Infantry Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel William Kwabiah, and the Chief Director of Northern Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) Alhaji Issahaku Alhasan.
2 die in renewed Bunkprugu clashes, houses burnt
Apart from assessing the security situation on the ground, the delegation would also meet with the District Security Committee (DISEC) chaired by the Bunkprugu District Chief Executive, Mr Thomas Laary.
The meeting is to brief the delegation on the impact of the conflict so far.
The delegation would also visit the affected areas of the town and meet with the chiefs in the town.
As of the time of the visit, the town was calm but business activities are yet to bounce back.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested a 28-year-old Tetteh Tanko ,who has been on the police wanted list as one of the protagonists in the Bunkpurugu chieftaincy conflicts.
According to the police, Tanko was responsible for death of one of the three persons who were shot during violence in the town, Suapak Dupaak, a 58-year-old farmer.
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