Nalerigu: Youth Attack Police Station Over Attempt To Arrest Nayiri


Some youth have attacked a police station at Nalerigu in the North East Region.

According to a report, the youth was not happy with an attempt by the security agencies to arrest some chiefs in the area in relation to last week’s enskinment of a new Bawku Naba.

This has created some tension in the Mamprugu Traditional Area in the North East Region as the youth are fiercely resisting attempts by the security agencies to allegedly arrest the Overlord of the Mamprugu, Naa Bohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga II and a purportedly new Bawku Naba, Alhaji Seidu Abagre.

Graphic’s report stated that some armed military personnel on Sunday night stormed Nalerigu, the traditional seat of Mamprugu to pick up the Overlord and Alhaji Abagre but the move was resisted by the youth of the area.

The attempt by the soldiers followed a warrant issued by a High Court in Bolgatanga for the arrest of the two traditional leaders for their involvement in the enskinment of a new chief for Bawku on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

The youth had taken over the palaces of the two chiefs, leading to a standoff and subsequent retreat by the soldiers.

Subsequently, they vandalised the police station and a New Patriotic Party (NPP) office in the town.

Following the incident, the youth on Monday blocked all major roads in the region and burnt lorry tyres to register their dissatisfaction at the action of the security personnel.

They had blocked the Walewale section of the main Tamale/Bolgatanga highway which created heavy vehicular traffic on the busy ECOWAS trunk road.

Attempts by the police personnel to control the situation proved futile as they were chased away by the aggrieved youth, the Daily Graphic gathered.

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