N/R: REGSEC orders police investigations into Fulani attack

The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has mounted a search for suspects in connection with an attack on Fulanis at Bagurugu in the Karaga District. According to the REGSEC, it has tasked the police to initiate investigations into the incident and ensure the perpetrators are arrested and dealt with by the law. It has also instituted a reward scheme for informants who would provide accurate and reliable information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects. At a press briefing in Tamale on Tuesday, August 27, Northern Region Minister Salifu Saeed condemned the act by the youth. He also condemned the recent snatching of cars by some criminals and cautioned them to stop or face the wrath of the law. Mr Saeed expressed disgust at how a region once noted for peace is experiencing such unfortunate incidents. Four persons sustained severe injuries in the attack, which occurred on Monday, August 26, and have been admitted at Tamalegu CHPS compound in the district, receiving treatment. Motorbikes, bicycles and other items were burnt as livestock was killed.

According to preliminary investigations by the police, it was discovered that a cattle owner who lives in Bagurugu had his cattle destroy a rice farm on Saturday. The owner of the farm, allegedly, quickly mobilized men who subsequently attacked the Fulani settlement. They set fire to the community, burning 65 houses and injured four others. The Northern Regional Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Yusif Tanko, said police officers have been deployed to the area to calm the situation.
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