The Non- Chokosi students of the Chereponi Technical Senior
High School have converged at the Cheriponi police station demanding to be allowed
to travel back to their various communities.
According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Northern Regional Police command DSP YUSSIF TANKO, the students, in the early hours of Wednesday 20th March besieged the Cheriponi District police station and insisted to be allowed to go to their parents due to the ongoing tribal conflict between Konkombas and Chokosis in the area.
DSP Yussif Tanko, told Diamond News that the protests by the students is against the advice by the security. He explained that the District Security Council and the Ghana Education Service District Directorate on Tuesday 19th March 2019 had a meeting and resolved not to close down the school because there was enough security protection
He said the school authorities were also directed the staffs of the school to continue their normal operations in the school.
‘’Yesterday reinforcement team was deployed from the national capital, Accra, to the area and this has improved the security situation on the ground’’. DSP YUSSIF TANKO stated
The public relation officer of the northern regional police command also disclosed that 22 communities have been affected since the violence started last weekend. Saying: “Eleven of the affected communities are for the Chokosis and the other eleven areas are for the Konkombas. This indicates that there is competition between the two feuding factions to equalise the burning and the destructions that are ongoing.”
The police and the military, he said, are employing strategic measures to control the crisis.
Meanwhile, over thousands of people most especially women and children have been displaced since the outbreak of the latest conflict between Konkombas and Chekosis.
Source: hh/Diamondfmonline.com/Alhassan Yakubu