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4 ‘Kandahar Boys’ arrested over TTH attack, Police declare their leader wanted

A joint police-military team in the Northern Region has rounded up four members of the pro New Patriotic Party group Kandahar Boys for their alleged role in the attack on Tamale Teaching Hospital.

The four were arrested in a swoop at Aboabo, a known base of the group, on Wednesday, Northern Regional Police PRO, DSP Yussif Tanko told journalists after the arrest.

The Police have withheld the identity of these four suspects and the role each may have played in the Monday morning incident that saw the chief executive of the hospital ejected from his office.

Some staff of the Hospital have been invited by the Regional Police Command to assist the Police in screening the four suspects.

“We cannot say anything for sure now unless we have finished with the screening,” DSP Tanko said, but assured details will be provided after they have screened the suspects.

One Baba Alhassan, said to be leader of the group who the Police say granted media interviews is wanted.

DSP Tanko said he is currently on the run, stating that the Police went to his house Wednesday but did not find him.

He has consequently asked him to report himself to the Police to assist in their investigation into the matter.

Some aggrieved youth of Tamale including some members of the Kandahar Boys on Monday stormed the Tamale Teaching Hospital to eject the Chief executive officer, David Kolblia, who they have accused of incompetence and mismanagement, from his office.

Though the chief executive, David Kolblia has since Tuesday resumed his official duties amidst security presence at the facility, the doctors and nurses have embarked on strike to push for their safety.

Read: [Video] Irate youth lock up Tamale hospital; chase out CEO

A statement issued by the doctors Tuesday and signed by their spokesperson Dr. Michael Damah, want the Health Minister to put measures in place to ensure their safety.

“All Out-Patient (OPD) services, Specialist Clinic Services, Antenatal Clinic Services and Accident and Emergency Services rendered by doctors are duly suspended,” the statement read in part.

Although some security personnel have been positioned to ensure safety at the hospital premises, staff of the hospital seem not to be satisfied with security provided.

Read: Tamale Hospital CEO back to work amidst 24/7 security

The workers are demanding that authorities bring those involved in Monday’s attack to book.

By Stephen Kwabena Effah||Ghana

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