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REGSEC bans unauthorised use of motorbikes in Chereponi, Saboba

The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has banned the use of motorbikes in and around the Chereponi and Saboba districts in the North East and Northern regions.

This forms part of security measures put in place following the renewed violent clashes between Chekosis and Konkombas in the two districts.

Riding motorbikes is common in the communities and some use motorbikes to involve in criminal activities.

This was contained in a press statement signed and issued on Wednesday by the Northern Regional Minister, Mr Salifu Saeed.

REGSEC explained in the statement that only health workers, teachers, public servants and women would be allowed to ride outside curfew hours.

“Health workers, teachers and public servant must carry identification cards to enable them have that privilege,” the statement explained further.

The REGSEC condemned the recent violence that erupted between the two tribes in the area, describing it as “unfortunate” and warned that the REGSEC would deal ruthlessly with perpetrators of the conflict. 

“REGSEC takes the opportunity to sound a warning to all those perpetrating this conflict that they have resolved to deal decisively with anyone found to be involved in fomenting violence in the area,” the statement warned.

The REGSEC also condemned the attack on the District Coordinator Director of Chereponi, Alhaji Alhassan Fuseini and burning of his official pick up.

The Northern Regional Minister vowed to ensure that all those involved in the violence would be apprehended and dealt with appropriately.

In a related development, the combined team of police and military personnel deployed in the conflict have arrested 15 people so far.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Yussif Tanko who disclosed this to the Ghanaian Times in an interview yesterday stated that all suspects were  in custody and would be processed  for court, soon after investigations were  concluded.

The Police PRO added that combined security team was intensifying patrols to help ensure law and order prevails.

There have been intermittent violent conflicts between the two tribes in the area over the years.

These conflicts have claimed precious lives and resulted in destruction of properties running into millions of Ghana cedis.

Several communities have been completely burnt into ashes in the heat of the violent conflicts.

FROM YAKUBU ABDUL-MAJEED, TAMALE

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