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Two Injured In Renewed Bunkpurugu Clashes
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Two persons sustained gunshot wounds in an attack on security personnel deployed to maintain peace in Bunkpurugu in the Northern Region.

Several houses were also burnt down during the Thursday night attack.

Those who sustained the gunshot wounds were identified by the police as a 72-year-old man and a 23-year-old boy. The police however did not give the names of the two injured persons for security reasons.

According to the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, no arrest has been made so far but the police have step up their operations in the area to bring the perpetrators to book

ASP Tetteh told Graphic Online that the two persons who sustained the gunshot wounds who are in critical condition are on admission at a health facility in the area.

He said the gunmen who were riding on motor bikes opened fire on the security personnel at the local police barracks.

He said the police had earlier picked intelligence that one of the feuding factions in the Bunkpurugu chieftaincy dispute were planning an attack.

"Last night’s attacks therefore did not come as a surprise and we will definitely arrest those behind the attacks" ASP Tetteh assured

He stated that the security forces deployed in the area would do all they can to discharge their duties to ensure the maintenance of law and order in the area.

Source: Daily Graphic

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