NPP, NDC supporters clash at Yendi

Five persons sustained injuries when supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) clashed in the Yendi municipality on Sunday.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relation Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed this to The Ghanaian Times in an interview, said the injured were responding to treatment in the Yendi Government Hospital.

He said the supporters of the two parties were said to be returning from their respective rallies in the municipality and met at Nabukdow junction.

The PRO said no arrest had been made, but that the police had intensified investigations and surveillance in and around the Yendi municipality.

He explained that the police could not immediately arrest anyone because the tension was so high, and the security agencies did not want to aggravate the situation.

He said the supporters of the two started verbal exchanges, which resulted in the throwing of stones.

ASP Tetteh, said the security personnel quickly moved in there to calm down tension.

An eye-witness, Alhassan Abukari, told The Ghanaian Times in an interview, that but for the timely intervention of the police, the violence could have escalated, as some of the supporters came in with cutlasses and other dangerous objects.

He said the security did well as they responded promptly to the situation.

Information reaching The Ghanaian Times indicated that similar violence erupted between supporters of the two parties in the Wulensi constituency.

A source from the constituency said many houses belonging to supporters of both sides were destroyed in the violence.

 

From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Yendi.

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