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The Tamale Mayor Sule Salifu has announced the suspension of Police Patrols in the metropolis.
This follows the murder of a young man around the Kalandan Sports Stadium by suspected armed robbers and the attack on the Dakpema Chief’s Palace in Tamale.
Speaking at the Northern Excellence Awards held in Tamale on Sunday, March 6, 2022, the Mayor said: “In the night around 5 to 6, all of us will go out. You will not see the presence of the police on our streets.
“All police patrols have been suspended. What it means is that, Tamale for now, is not as safe as we’ve wished it to be.”
The reason for the suspension of Police Patrols in the metropolis is however not known.
Meanwhile, the police have launched a manhunt for fifteen gunmen who attacked the Dakpema Chief’s palace in Tamale on Monday dawn.
Five people including the Dakpema Chief, Naa Bawa Fuseini, sustained injuries and are being treated at the Tamale Hospital.
The gunmen reportedly stormed the palace at about 5 am.
The Dakpema chief upon hearing the gunshots reportedly went out to enquire what was happening and the gunmen were said to have fired at him. He was hit in the leg.
Among the injured are two females and two men, one, a sub-chief.
The gunmen according to eyewitnesses were in masks when they attacked.
Bloodstains and bullet holes are visible on the walls of the palace.
There have been some tensions in Tamale between the Dakpema Palace and Gulkpe Naa Palace over who is the chief of Tamale for some time now.
Whilst the Dakpema Chief claims the title of Chief of Tamale, the Gulkpe Naa holds the same position.
This has led the Overlord of Dagbon to issue a statement outlining the duties of the two palaces