One Arrested Over Bunkpurugu Clashes

Mannan Sambian

Mannan Sambian, 32, has been arrested by the police in connection with the latest clashes that erupted on Thursday at Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo in the Northern Region.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the arrest to DAILY GUIDE, said the police arrested Mannan Sambian upon a tip-off.

Matches were found in his pocket and police suspect he was part of the syndicate that was preparing to burn more houses in the area.

He indicated that on Friday night, the clashes erupted again which resulted in the death of one Daniel Nyankpin, 32 and burning of three houses.

So far two persons have been confirmed dead while 40 houses had been burnt in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo area.

One of the warring factions alleged that police personnel stationed at the area shot and killed Daniel Nyankpin on Friday.


Response by the police



According to ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, the allegation cannot be substantiated because the police were informed about the incident and moved to the area to discover the dead body.

He stated that during investigations at the scene, the police retrieved a SMG bullet, adding that the police do not use SMG but AK47.

“The military also use G3 so the question is where is the SMG coming from because the police cannot fire SMG bullet with AK47?

According to him, the body of the deceased was released to the family for burial after post-mortem.

Security has been boosted at some specific locations in the town owing to the situation in Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo presently.

It would be recalled that fresh clashes erupted in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District of the Northern Region between the Jamon and Jafouk clans over the legitimate occupant of the skin in the area, forcing residents to flee the town with their families.

Investigations conducted by DAILY GUIDE indicate that some people on motorbike opened fire at some residents, who were sitting close to the police station.

ASP Ebenezer Tetteh indicated that security personnel stationed at Bunkpurugu had been ordered to defend themselves in the event of any attack by some disgruntled persons, adding that during the recent clashes the police were attacked by some persons in the area.

From Eric Kombat, Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo