12 persons have been arrested by the Police in the North-East region town of Chereponi.
The 12 suspects were arrested for their involvement in clashes that ensued in the Chereponi district on July 25.
The arrest on August 24, follows an intelligence-led operation by the police.
This was revealed through a press released on Wednesday, August 24.
“Following communal clashes on 25th July, 2022, in the Gbalo and Kukpong/Sagong communities in the Chereponi District of the North-East Region, the Police through an intelligence-led during the wee hours of 24th August, 2022, arrested twelve (12) persons for their involvement the clashes.”
The suspects the release added will be arraigned before court today.
“The suspects will be arraigned before court tomorrow [Thursday, August 25] for face justice.”
The suspects are Sulemana A. Mumuni, Salifu Abdulai, Sulemana Seidu, Alidu Mukaila, Adam Naaba, Alhassan Nasona, Bawah Yakubu Ibn Mohammed, Bawah Sake, Imoro Bomah, Imoro Karim, Adams Nasona and Abdulai Yussif.
The release further urged the residents to use dialogue in settling their differences.
“We continue to urge everyone to choose dialogue rather violence in resolving their differences,” the statement concluded.
You will recall that there were clashes in the area that led to the burning down of 16 houses and the killing of livestock in the Gbalo and Kukpong/Sagong communities in the District.