Residents of Bimbilla have called on the Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to lift the ban on the use of motorbikes to transport more than one person.

According to the residents, the directive is negatively affecting the smooth running of businesses and movement in the community.

Last Friday, REGSEC banned the use of motorbikes in two of the region’s hotspots, following a shooting incident which claimed the lives of three persons.

But residents of Bimbilla who say the motorbike serves as their means of transport are appealing to the Regional Security Council to review the ban.

Two persons have been arrested Saturday dawn in connection with a shooting incident where three persons were killed and seven hospitalized at Bimbila in the Northern Region.

The Nanumba North District Crime Officer, ASP Ebenezer Pepprah confirmed the arrest to Starr News.

According to him, the arrests were made by a team of police officers and investigators from the regional headquarters who stormed the town earlier today in a dawn raid.

“The Regional CID came down this morning and made some arrest,” the police crime chief said to Starr News by telephone.

A late night sporadic gun attack on residents in the Northern Region town of Bimbilla has claimed at least three lives and critically injured scores.

Residents say the shooting started at about 9 pm on Thursday and was directed at a group of people going about their business.

The shooting reportedly forced the residents to flee the scene to their homes.

At least seven people are currently in critical condition at the Bimbilla District Hospital, reports Joy News Northern Region Correspondent, Hashmin Mohammed.

The Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya-Na Andani Yakubu Abdulai, fears the gruesome murder of Na Andani Dasana, Overlord of the Nanumba Traditional Council, would blow away the successes chalked in bringing peace to the area.

According to the Kampakuya-Na, who is also the Acting President of Dagbon Traditional Council, the dastardly act came to him as a shock.

Four persons are feared dead after unidentified gunmen opened fire on people in Bimbilla Thursday at about 9:00pm.

The shooting by the gunmen, who sped off on a motorbike, sparked sporadic shooting at different areas within the town, has gathered.

Reports from the Bimbilla Government Hospital say the hospital is overwhelmed with casualties.

The Nanumba North District Chief Executive, Abdaulai Yaquob, has denied allegations that he has seized a water treatment plant at Binbcheratanga for the management of party loyalists.

According to him, his intervention in the management of the water treatment plant in the area was as a result of incessant complaints from assembly members and opinion leaders about mismanagement of the plant.

The government has joined the manhunt for the arrest of the murderer(s) of the Overlord of Bimbilla, Naa Dasana Andani, and three others. It has offered Ghc100, 000 as a reward for information leading to the arrest of the murderers.

In a statement signed by the Minister of Information and Media Relations, Mahama Ayariga described the incident as a “dastardly and despicable crime that must be condemned in the strongest terms.”