The combine team of police and military stationed at Tatale in the Tatale/Sanguli District of the Northern Region, are on high alert as they intensified patrols on the streets and entrances to the district.
The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Ebenezer Tetteh, in an interview with The Ghanaian Times yesterday, said that security personnel deployed at the Tatale area were on high alert.
He stated that the security personnel have been given firm instructions to prevent any clash between the two major tribes in the area.
ASP Tetteh emphasised that the security agencies would deal mercilessly with anyone trying to foment trouble in the area.
He said that the area was relatively calm as people were going about their businesses, adding that the security agencies were leaving nothing to chance.
ASP Tetteh indicated that the combine team of police military would be there till such time total calm returned to the district.
A resident of Tatale, Mr. Moses Waaki in a telephone interview revealed the students who have abandoned school for fear of their lives have since not returned to their various schools.
This, he said was worrisome as many were of the belief that the whole area was not safe stressing that anything could happen.
Mr. Waaki added that many business operators were reluctant to open their shops.
He further revealed some non natives were said to be leaving Tatale for fear of possible trouble in the area.
There has been tension in Tatale and its surrounding communities following the speculation that the defeated NPP parliament candidate, Mr. Thomas Nbomba has been tipped for the position of DCE for the area.
From:Yajubu Abdul_Majjed, Tatale.