Tamale: Military Men Beat Up Police Officers, 6 Injured after Attack

One of the victims

About hundred police officers within the Tamale metropolis in the Northern region have been attacked by some military personnel in the area.

The  violent attacks happened on Wednesday afternoon after some officials of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the police service arrested a soldier who had brutally assaulted his wife.

The angry soldiers then attacked the police officer and other officials who had gone to arrest the soldier.

The angry soldiers subsequently freed their colleague, and launched the sporadic attack on all police officers in the capital.

The soldiers attacked any other police officer in uniform they came across in the Tamale metropolis.

XYZ News has learnt some of the police officers have demanded that their armoury be opened so they can get access to guns and other weapons to retaliate.

XYZ News’ Northern regional correspondent, Isaac Nongya, who is following the incident reports tension is heightening in the Tamale Metropolis and its adjoining communities.

He says majority of the police officers have abandoned their posts, protesting for weapons.

The Northern Regional Police Commander, DCOP Patrick Adusei Sarpong who confirmed the unfortunate incident to XYZ News’ Nasaria Rahman said the situation is worrying, especially as this is the third time military men have brutalised cops in the region.

He said although there is an agreement between the military and the Ghana Police Service, he will make sure today’s attack is left unattended to.



Source: Ghana/myxyzonline.com