Two houses have been set ablaze in a renewed chieftaincy clash in Bimbilla in the Nanumba North District of the Northern Region.
The situation has created fear and panic among residents living in the area.
On Wednesday at about 2pm, one Abdulai Sang was arrested by the police in connection with the murder of some persons in Bimbilla.
Information available to DAILY GUIDE indicates that the suspect was mentioned by some victims who alleged that he entered their rooms and murdered some women.
Some youth stormed the police station in Bimbilla demanding the immediate release of the suspect from police custody.
The suspect has since been transported to Tamale and will be moved to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, which is in-charge of the case.
The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusif Mohammed Tanko, who confirmed the incident to DAILY GUIDE, said at about 1:00 am on Thursday, the police received information that two houses had been set ablaze and quickly deployed personnel to the scene.
According to him, there is a manhunt for the perpetrators of the act.
ASP Mohammed Tanko indicated that the police were on the ground to protect innocent lives in Bimbilla and its surroundings.
He urged residents to report anything they suspect could lead to the breach of peace in the area to the nearest police station.
It will be recalled that the death toll in the renewed chieftaincy clashes barely a month ago in Bimbilla reached 11.
The police found nine bodies in addition to the previous two, with some others sustaining various degrees of injury and several houses set ablaze.
According to the Northern Regional Police Command, 17 persons had been arrested in connection with the deadly clash.
Those who were injured – some children, two men and three women – are receiving treatment at the Bimbilla Hospital.
The Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has extended the curfew hours in Bimbilla from 4pm to 6am with immediate effect.
FROM Eric Kombat, Bimbilla