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We will deal with trouble makers in Chereponi conflict-Regional Security Council warns

The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has issued a stern warning to the combatants in the ongoing tribal feud, the Chokosis and the Konkombas to desist from rumour mongering on social media.

REGSEC said the false alarm on the Chereponi conflict is creating fear and panic and REGSEC will not hesitate to deal with those spreading the rumours.

It further announced that security personnel detailed to ensure law and order in the Chereponi district and Yunyoo are doing their best to protect lives and properties and any falsehood could derail their efforts.

Security officials, REGSEC added, will adopt tactics to deal with the recalcitrant persons who are refusing to adhere to calls for dialogue but are rather engaging in violence.

Speaking to the media after a REGSEC meeting this afternoon, its chairman, Mr. Salifu Saeed who doubles as the Northern Regional Minister, said the six people arrested in connection with the disturbances will be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to other trouble makers.

Six persons were remanded in prison custody, while two others, according to REGSEC, are in the custody of Yendi divisional police command.

REGSEC, the minister hinted, is monitoring closely to fish out what he called ‘conflict entrepreneurs who cash-in in the conflict through the sale of guns and ammunition.

The REGSEC chairman has also directed the National Disaster Management Organization in the region to immediately send relief items to the affected people.

Mr Saeed, while appealing to the Overlord of Dagbon and the Overlord of Mamprugu to intervene in the Chereponi conflict, also called on politicians from the Chokosi and the Konkomba ethnic groups to leave wherever they are and whatever they are doing and move to the area to assist them in these difficult times

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