7 injured in NDC, NPP clash in Wulensi


At least seven persons believed to be supporters of the opposition New Patriotic Party are reported injured when some armed men suspected to be members of the ruling NDC attacked them during a rally at Tinangeria in the Wulensi constituency of the Northern region.

It is unclear what triggered the Thursday evening violence coming on the heels of a similar clash between the two parties at Napkayili over a parcel of land.

An eye witness Umar Abubakari told Starr News the attackers wielded cutlasses, sharp objects and stones and assaulted members of the unarmed rival party who were mostly fleeing the scene.

“The village is closer to the hometown of the NDC parliamentary candidate so while the NPP were having the rally, all of a sudden they (NDC) organized themselves and attacked them,” Abubakari alleged.


An injured supporter

Earlier reports suggested two sustained head injuries and were being treated at the Wulensi clinic but a staff at the facility told Starr News seven persons were admitted with three in critical condition.

The source say the three have been transferred to the Bimbila Hospital and the others treated and discharged.

Pictures from the clinic available to Starr News saw a young man with a deep cut at his back with a male nurse attending to him; another with a broad bleeding wound a little over his left eye and others with leg and hand injuries.

The District Police commander did not answer to calls requesting for comment but a source close to one of the feuding parties says the police have called an emergency meeting with the two parties.

The crowd were dispersed by the police after the attackers had left the scene and calm has been restored.

No arrest has been made. This is the third time some supporters of the parties have clashed just within two weeks.


Source: starrfmonline.com