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Bawumia donates GH¢60,000 to families of Zacholi killings

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Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has donated an amount of GH¢ 60,000 to families of victims who suffered in the recent Zacholi attack in the Northern Region.

Dr. Bawumia made the donation on Sunday when he visited the community to commiserate with the bereaved families and affected victims.

The gesture, he said, will go a long way to cater for the funeral cost and medical bills of the deceased and injured respectively.

It was a solemn moment at the Tamale Teaching Hospital morgue where the eight bodies of the Zacholi attack were prepared for burial.

Relatives and friends of the victims from far and near were all gathered to pay their last respects to them.

The final prayer, Jenazah in Islam, was observed before the bodies were taken to the Tamale Central cemetery for final burial.

Following the unfortunate incident, the bodies were released for burial after the ritual Islamic bath.

At the cemetery, the deceased – eight of them, were laid to rest.

Mr. Saani Alhassan Sayibu, spoke about interventions by the Regional Security Council, assuring that the Fulani community at Zacholi will get justice.

Describing the incident as horrific, the Minister urged the Fulani community to remain calm as the government looks into the disturbing incident.

The Minister urged the residents to cooperate with the police as investigations are conducted to unmask the perpetrators and put them before the law.

“This incident cannot go unpunished, but we can only punish crime when we are able to identify the perpetrators. Much as we need the law to work, we need the cooperation of the local community here. I know that, at this development, people are terrified. We will give them some time, and after they’ve recovered, they should be able to talk to us…. I appeal to the Fulani community to exercise restraint. The law may grind slowly, but it will catch up with all the perpetrators,” he assured.

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