Manhunt For Bole Clash Suspects

The Northern
Regional Police Command has commenced investigations to arrest perpetrators in
connection with the chieftaincy clashes between Chief Abutu Bukari and Chief
Kant Abdulai factions in Bole in the Savannah Region.

The Northern
Regional Police Command has directed the regional CID to take over
investigations of the Bole chieftaincy incident which would be assisted by the
Bole police.

indicate that the youth in the Bole town refused to have a meeting with
security chiefs and the District Chief Executive, Madam Veronica Alele, because
they were told that the security was on a manhunt for the suspects of the

Two houses and
a pickup of Chief Bukari had been burnt in the Bole District of the Savannah

A guest house
in the Bole town was also destroyed during the clashes between the two

Meanwhile, the
Minister for the Interior has, by Executive Instrument, reviewed the curfew
hours (8:00 pm to 5:00 am)   imposed on Bole town and its environs to 6:00
pm to 6:00 am which started from Wednesday, 5th June, 2019.

It would be
recalled that last year, a person was killed and many injured in renewed
clashes between Chief Bukari and Chief Abdulai Kant factions in Bole.

The clashes
resulted in the setting ablaze of several houses in Bole. Chief Bukari
subsequently left the Bole town.

The renewed
clashes erupted when Chief Bukari, who was appointed by the Overlord of
Gonjaland, Yagbonwura, to succeed the late Bolewura, Awuladesi Pontuprum II,
returned to Bole on Tuesday.

There was
stampede at the Eid grounds in Bole when Muslims were about to pray to end the
Ramadan for 2019 due to the clashes between the two chieftaincy factions.

Muslims in the
Bole community had to run for their lives when they heard gunshots from the Eid
prayer grounds which interrupted the prayers.

Military and
police personnel had been deployed to beef up security in the Bole town
following the clashes.

FROM Eric Kombat, Bole

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