Kpantinga Palace, radio station attacked

The palace of Kpantinga-Lana Ziblim Fuseini, Chief of Kpantinga in the Gusheigu District of the Northern Region, was on Saturday set ablaze by unidentified persons.

The Northern Regional Police Public RelationS (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mohammed Yussif Taako, who confirmed the incident to the Ghanaian Times, stated that the incident occurred at the early hours of Saturday, when the residents were asleep, but occupants of the palace escaped unhurt.

He stated that the cause of the burning of chief”s palace was yet to be established, and police have been dispatched to the community, to avert any backlash.

The police are investigating the matter to find out whether it was arson or an accident, the Northern Regional Police PRO told the Ghanaian Times.

Meanwhile, information available to the Ghanaian Times from the community had it that the chief palace was set on fire by some unidentified persons.

Alhassan Mutaro, a citizen of Kpantinga in an interview with the Ghanaian Times, said some people in the community believed that the chief’s enemies were behind the burning of the palace; which was creating tension in the community, as sympathisers of the traditional ruler were furious about it.

In a related develop0ment, Radio Justice based in Tamale metropolis of the Northern region, was on Friday night attacked by some unidentified people, resulting in the destruction of microphones, computers, chairs and other gadgets at the station.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO,) Assistant Superintendent of Police Mohammed (ASP) Yusuf Tanko confirmed the incident to the Ghanaian Times in an interview yesterday.

The PRO said that the police command have stationed security personnel at the station, to protect property and lives.

Panelists and the host of Dagbani programme at the time of the attack sustained some injuries, and no arrest has been made.

The panelists, who are members of a group calling itself  Dagbon Malima Zongu (DAMAZ) were discussing the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis when the thugs attacked them.

The victims of the attack were said to be responding to treatment at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.

There were debating for and against the performance of the funerals of late Ya Na Yajubu Andani and Na Mahammudu Abdulai.

Two weeks ago, a section led by DAMAZ organised a demonstration demanding immediate performance of the funerals.

Just a few days after another group calling themselves family of Andanis held a press conference calling on the government to find the killers before the funerals could be performed.

From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Kpantinga.

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