Five more arrested over bloody Yagaba-Kubori Clash

Five more persons have been arrested in connection with last weekend’s bloody clash at Yagaba-Kubori in the North East Region.

Supporters of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) clashed with their opponents leading to damage to properties.

Some persons also sustained injuries in the melee.

The latest arrest comes a day after nine persons were picked up by police for their alleged role in the bloody clash.

According to reports, supporters of the NPP supporters shot into the vehicle of the incumbent MP, Amadu Tanko, when he went to campaign in one of the communities.

Infuriated by the said action, some NDC sympathisers stormed the residence of the NPP parliamentary candidate, Mustapha Ussif, to vandalize his properties.

The North East Regional Police Crime Officer, Supt. Reuben Dugah has assured that calm has been restored.

“Security situation within Yagaba-Kubori constituency is tight. Those who are found culpable are most likely to be arraigned and remanded while we continue investigations. There’s been accusation and counter-accusations but what is at stake is that crimes have been committed, and we will investigate.”

“The parliamentary candidate was attacked and the incumbent MP was also attacked. We are investigating all aspects of it. Anybody who is found culpable will be taken on by the law. It is a crime,” he assured.

Election trend in Yagaba-Kubori

The constituency has been an NDC stronghold since its creation in 2004. With the exception of 2012 when the NPP won it by 948 votes, the NDC has been victors thrice– 2004, 2008, and 2016.

In 2016, Amadu  Ibrahim Tanko won it by 2,596 votes, snatching it from Mr. Ussif, the man he is involved in the skirmishes with.

This election will therefore be the third time the duo are meeting. But it would be Mr. Tanko’s fourth shot at Parliamentary elections.

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