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Agbogbloshie clash: Police blames the media for needlessly inciting fear and panic in the North

The regional Police Commander of the Northern region ACP Patrick Adusei Sarpong has expressed worry about the way the media is ‘needlessly inciting fear and panic’ in the North following the recent clash at Agbogbloshie in Accra.

There have been reports in the media that the recent clash between the Konkombas and the Dagombas at Agbogbloshie in Acra is sparking fears in the Northern region.

A clash between migrant Konkombas and Dagombas in the nation’s capital resulted in several casualties on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 including a pregnant woman.

Tensions were reported among members of the two tribes in Bimbila and the Saboba districts after reports that people were being phoned from Accra to arm themselves and attack.

But reacting to the reports in the media the Regional Police Commander ACP Patrick Adusei Sarpong said “[they] we don’t have such information and why should there be a spillover? So because they are fighting in Accra there should be a fight in the Northern region?

He said there was no such intelligence and police strongly ruled out possibility of the chaos happening in the North.

“ Is (the fight) about all Konkombas in Accra and all Dagombas in Accra? If two people are fighting- Salifu and Abdullah are fighting, why can’t you say Salifu and Abdullah are fighting but we should go ahead and say Dagaati and Frafra when they have names,” the police boss raged.

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