• Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

2 persons arrested in connection with Zakoli shooting


Apr 26, 2022 , ,

Two people have been arrested in connection with the Zakoli shooting incident in the Northern Region’s Yendi Municipality.

The suspects, a 31-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man, have been remanded in custody to assist police with their investigations.

One of the suspects in the Zakoli shooting has been dubbed “Kingpin” by local police.

It will be recalled that eight individuals were slain in Zakoli by unknown gunmen in a retaliation strike for the killing of a Konkomba man, according to community residents.

Another Fulani herdsman has been killed in the Northern Region’s Tatale District, Kogyili.

Superintendent Bernard Baba Ananga, the Northern Regional Crime Officer, who confirmed the shooting and attack, said the motivation is unknown, but the police are investigating.

Meanwhile, Yakubu Musah Barry, the General Secretary of the Tabital Pulakuu International Ghana Chapter, has urged the Ghana Police Service to expedite the inquiry into the Zakoli shooting.

In a news release, Mr Yakubu Barry urged the Inspector General of Police, George Akuffo Dampare, to take action as soon as feasible.

He claimed that the Fulani community is losing patience and that if nothing is done to apprehend the offenders, they will seek legal advice.

“To be honest with you, we no longer have control over our people.” They are losing patience, and security must move quickly to bring those responsible to justice; this is not the first time they have gone through this, but justice has yet to be served,” he said.

Mr Yakubu Barry claimed that another Fulani had been killed, bringing the total number of Fulanis killed to nine in just 11 days.

He claimed that security officials appear hesitant to deal with the killings.

Mr. Barry further expressed concern about the National Disaster Management Organization’s (NADMO) inability to provide the essential assistance to the people of Zakoli, as promised by Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia.

He stated that the victims are still at the mercy of the weather and requested assistance for them.

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