Gunmen threaten NPP conference in Tamale

Eight New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters on Thursday April 11, 2014 sustained gun wounds with one in critical condition at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.

Citi News gathered that unknown gunmen fired into a large crowd of NPP youth who organized night jams at one of their youth camps called Oscar base near the abandoned Tamale super market.

The night jams formed part of activities lined up ahead of Saturday’s mammoth delegates’ conference in Tamale.

The affected persons were initially rushed to the Tamale West Hospital where the understaffed nurses there could not contain the situation and they were finally transferred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital.

Eyewitnesses accounted that the gunmen fired several shots from a taxi cab into the crowd and drove off to an unknown destination.

Earlier at about 7 pm at Aboabo, some unknown gunmen spotted on unregistered motorbikes fired several gun shots and sped into a nearby forest.

It was unclear who the persons were and what necessitated the needless shooting incident.

Citi News contacted the Tamale Metropolitan Police Commander, ASP Caesar Abanga who confirmed the deadly act but said he was on the ground with armed policemen.

Northern regional communications Director of the NPP, Mohammed Abdul Kudus condemned the bizarre circumstance and called for through investigations.

By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/