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The Paramount Chief of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, Nayiri Naa Bohugu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, has appealed to Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior to post more Police Personnel to the Region to fight the increasing rate of armed robbery.

He said as a new Region, there was the need to increase the number of Police Personnel for residents to go about their daily activities peacefully.

The Police Administration has interdicted five police officers on duty at Bimbilla in the Northern Region for allegedly assaulting a truck driver.

The Northern Regional Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been directed to probe the five officers, according to a statement from the police.

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.

At least three people are reported injured in Bimbila in the Northern region following a violent clash between police and members of the Nakpaa Naa family on Thursday over the annual Damba festival.

Eyewitnesses say police tried to stop the Nakpaa Naa family from going ahead with a ceremony to mark the annual Damba festival, resulting in the clash.

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.

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