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Salaga riots: Seven arrested

Seven persons have been arrested by the police in the Northern region in connection with violence in Salaga resulting in the burning down of the NPP constituency office and some party billboards Tuesday.

The suspects were picked up Wednesday dawn at Salaga to assist in further investigations, the police said.

Police in the region are investigating the case and the process of identifying and arresting more suspects is currently underway.

Some youth members of the New Patriotic Party set ablaze the party’s constituency office following the announcement of Damongo as the capital of the Savannah region.

The angry rampaging youth also chased out the constituency chairman claiming that they are disappointed by the President’s decision to name Damongo as the capital of the newly created Savannah region.

Several properties belonging to the party in the area have also been destroyed by the angry youth.

President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday settled on Damongo as the capital for the newly created Savannah region. – Eliasu Tanko

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