Gambaga Police Arrests Car With Ammunition …Bugri Naabu’s Family Members Fingered

The suspects arrested for possessing arms

The Gambaga police has intercepted a Nissan Patrol with registration number GE 5433-16 carrying ammunition and traveling to Bunkurugu.

The suspects arrested for possessing arms
The suspects arrested for possessing arms

Six persons, Fuseini Frank Akar, Jabiuk Nweinyoa, Kwabena Teku, Haruna Driver, Tahidu Abakli including, one woman were arrested for allegedly possessing the arms which they were traveling with.

Meanwhile it is believed that among the culprits arrested was a young man, Frank Akah Fusheini, believe to be the grandson to the Northern Regional NPP Chairman, Bugri Naabu and his sister.
Sources claim the police had invited the chairman for questioning.

In another development, there was a sporadic shooting at Najong in the Bunkurugu district of the northern region last Friday, resulting to the death of six people and several injured.
The incident occurred after the said vehicle was impounded carrying tons of ammunition.

Snippets of information is leading a trace to a top politician who is allegedly behind.

Hospital sources as at our last check confirmed the death of six persons from the shooting incidence whilst eleven people are battling for their lives in critical conditions at the hospital.
Residents cry foul over this fresh shootings.

The attackers shot from motor bike and fled without any trace.
Some chiefs and other opinion leaders last month accused some politicians including Bugri Naabu of brewing troubles as their demand for new district was thwarted.

The vehicle used in carrying the arms
The vehicle used in carrying the arms

Sporadic shooting:

Last Sunday, four persons died whilst 11 got wounded following sporadic gunshots at Najong number 1, a community in the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo district of the Northern Region.

Some residents, particularly women and children have fled the area whilst the cause of the gunshots is yet to be established though tension has heightened.

A similar situation occurred on November 17, 2017 over the siting of the capital of the yet to be created Yunyoo district when on Friday December 8, 2017 six suspected arms smugglers including a woman were arrested for attempting to smuggle six pump action guns and 130 cartridges into Yunyoo.

The suspects are in police custody for further investigations.
Disagreements over the location of the capital of the yet to be created Yunyoo district is causing fear and panic around the Bunkprugu enclave.
Some are proposing Namong to be the capital whilst others are pushing for Bunkprugu.

Meanwhile, the Northern Regional Police Commander has revealed a sharp rise in the proliferation of unlicensed weapons in the area.
DCOP Adusei Sarpong’s revelation followed the killing of four persons by unknown assailants.

Addressing the media in Tamale, he indicated that “Police is aware that there are a number of unregistered weapons in the system, and day in day out people try to bring in more.”

He however allayed the fears of the public, saying, “Our intensification of searches at the various check points has served as disincentive for criminals, but there are people who are daring and would like to do everything possible to outwit the police. Be assured that the police will do our possible best to make the region safer for law abiding citizens.”

DCOP Adusei Sarpong recalled and confirmed the arrest of some six suspected arms smugglers by the Gambaga divisional command to buttress his point of proliferation of unlicensed weapons in the region.

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