Key Suspect Behind Bunkpurugu Clash Arrested

The Northern regional police command has arrested the principal suspect in the Bunkpurugu clashes.

The spokesperson of the command ASP Ebenezer Tetteh told the suspect Tetteh Tanko has been on the police wanted list for a year, and has been seeking refuge in Togo.

He said Tanko is behind the murder of one Dupaak Suapaak, a 58-year-old who lost his life in the riot.

“He came to town and was actively involved in this latest clashes and upon a tip-off we arrested him at his hideout and we will be transferring him to Tamale,” ASP Tetteh said.

Three people died in the latest riot between the Jamong and Jafog (two Bimoba) clans of Kpentogu and Bamungu areas.

Thirty-five houses were set ablaze, rendering several people homeless during the fight which sparked on Wednesday.

The police retrieved two AK-47 rifles. The town has been placed on curfew between 8pm and 6am.

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