Mahama calls for calm in boiling Bole

John Mahama

Former Ghana president John Dramani Mahama has called for calm in Bole following Wednesday’s clashes.

The clash, which was caused by a chieftaincy dispute, led to the destruction of properties including houses and vehicles.

In a statement issued by his office Thursday, Mr. Mahama who is also the NDC’s Flagbearer called on the Bole chieftaincy factions to cooperate with the mediation committee established by the Gonja Traditional Council to work quickly towards resolving the dispute.

“We need peace to guarantee the safety of all in Bole. Any disruption of the peace will affect not only the protagonists but the children and women in particular”, he noted.

President Mahama also noted that the sad development in Bole is not a good signal to send after the newly and recently inaugurated Savanna Region.

“Let us cooperate with the authorities and security services to ensure peace and development of the area,” he added.

A dusk to dawn (6pm to 6am) curfew has been imposed on Bole after the violence during Eid-Ul-Fitr prayers Wednesday.

Two houses were burnt and another vandalised including a vehicle during the melee, the police in Bole confirmed.

Security has been beefed up in the area following the clashes after one of the rival chiefs Alhaji Abukari Abusuapinin return to Bole on Tuesday. The police managed to rescue him to his place at Damongo, where he has been since 2018.

A combined team of police and military is patrolling the area.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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