Police in Bawku have arrested about 50 suspects for their roles in a clash between Mamprusis and Kusasis in Bazua in the Binduri district of the Upper East region.
The clash which started at Bazua on Thursday later reached Bawku where the extensions of the two ethnic groups reportedly attacked each other.
According to Bawku Police Commander ACP Kwaku Boadu Peprah, the Bawku attacks were in reaction to the clash at Bazua.
ACP Boadu Peprah gave Joy News an account of what led to the disturbances.
He said “Some people came to attack some houses in Bazua so we proceeded to the place before even we got there the military had already been there. We did not see anybody we were made to understand that the situation was under control and then those who even came there to disturb had gone.”
According to him, the police “thought that all was over but not quite long some people came and reported that they were attacked and as a result of that some of them have been hospitalized. So we proceeded and met about three guys who sustained some injuries.”
He also recounted that, on Friday, a Mamprusi woman also came to the Police station to report that she was attacked by some unidentified men.
ACP Peprah said his team is preparing to screen the 50 people arrested to finally identify the perpetrators.
He added that though there is calm in the area, they will continue with their patrol to ensure there is no spillover in Bawku.