Soldiers attack police officers in Tamale; eight injured

General News of Wednesday, 16 May 2018



One of the injured police officer

Police officers within the Tamale metropolis in the Northern region have abandoned their posts following violent attacks on some Cops by some soldiers in the area.

The Police officers are demanding that their armoury is opened so they can get access to guns and other weapons to face the armed soldiers.

The attack on the police officers occurred Wednesday after officials of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the police service arrested a soldier who had brutally assaulted his wife.

In the process of arresting the soldier, his colleagues got wind of the situation and quickly went to his rescue. The soldier was freed by his colleagues in the process.

The angry soldiers then attacked the police officer and other officials who had gone to arrest the soldier.

The soldiers subsequently attacked any other police officer in the Tamale metropolis.

Starr News’ Northern regional correspondent, Eliasu Tanko reports that eight police officers have been injured following attacks by the soldiers.

The situation has forced all the police personnel in the region to withdraw from their posts until they are given weapons by their command to retaliate.

According to reports, over a hundred police officers within the Tamale metropolis have abandoned their duty posts for fear of being attacked by the armed soldiers.

More details soon…

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