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Chief murdered in Zabzugu

"The Chief of Salinkuga, a suburb of Zabzugu in the Northern Region has been murdered by unknown assailants."

Source: citifmonline

Posted on : Wed 17 Dec 2014

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The Chief of Salinkuga, a suburb of Zabzugu in the Northern Region has been murdered by unknown assailants.

According to a family source who spoke on condition of anonymity, the late Naa Sumani Tigu was shot on Tuesday evening at about 8:30 pm.

The cause of the incident is yet to be established.

The source implied that the late Salinkuga Naa was shot twice in the thigh, and one of the bullets penetrated through his abdomen.

The source revealed that he died in an ambulance on the way to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH).

Salinkuga, a village that is about eight miles away from the Zabzugu Township, is calm as security personnel are patrolling the area.

The Northern Region has recorded a number of chieftaincy disputes leading to the death of several people and others severely injured.

The late chief of Bimbilla, Naa Andani Yakubu, was also murdered by some unknown assailants in his house in June.

The murder and surrounding developments compelled the Minister of Interior, Mark Woyongo, to impose a curfew on the township.

The Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani was also murdered in a similar fashion.

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