One person is reportedly injured in a latest attack on the Sagnarigu District Assembly by a pro-New Patriotic Party vigilante group in the Northern Region, the Kandahar Boys.
Some members of the group stormed the District Assembly Wednesday evening to demand why the District Chief Executive, Mariam Iddrisu, overlooked their preferred candidate, Hajia Mama Haruna, to appoint another person as the District Coordinator for the School Feeding Programme.
Wielding clubs, machetes and stones, the apparent angry ‘boys’ broke into the office of the Chief Executive where they smashed a glass door and destroyed some stationery, some are believed to be official documents.
The DCE was not in her office at the time the gang stormed there around 5:00pm Wednesday.
Deputy Coordinating Director who was around at the time was said to have been injured by the gang. He was rushed to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for medical attention.
No arrest has been made in the incident which comes on the back of a similar attack on the former Chief Executive of the Tamale Teaching Hospital by the Kandahar Boys.
When contacted, Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, A.S.P Yussif Tanko, said though they have heard of the incident, there is little information to work with but said personnel have been deployed to the residence of the DCE to gather enough information.
Communications director of the Kandahar Boys, Ibrahim Abdul-Hak told our correspondent that though they went to the offices of the District Assembly, he denied destroying anything there.
“Kandahar was at the office and we didn’t go there to destroy or attack anybody. We have evidence that the district coordinator for the School Feeding Programme has been given to somebody meanwhile that position was promised the Kandahar Women Organizer,” he said.
He claimed “all attempts to get the D.C.E to explain to us she [their candidate] was denied. At one time she dared us to do anything we want to do but the truth is, we did not destroy the office. We saw some members of another youth group also in the office when we went there”.
He, however, said he will not be able to identify the group he claimed they met in the office of the DCE.
By Zubaida Ismail|3news.com|Ghana