In Northern Region Angry youth set ablaze houses of alleged witches

Confirming the incident to Pulse.com.gh, the Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah said the incident occurred on Friday morning after some 500 youth mobilized themselves and decided to set ablaze the houses of people they suspected to be witches.

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Some angry youth in Nyashegu in the Tamale metropolis of the Northern region have set ablaze about three houses belonging to occupants they have identified as witches.

Confirming the incident to Pulse.com.gh, the Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah said the incident occurred on Friday morning after some 500 youth mobilized themselves and decided to set ablaze the houses of people they suspected to be witches.

He said: “The complainant came to the police station to lodge the complaint that they were being attacked so when they [police] went there the people had already set the houses ablaze.”

He, however, indicated that calm has been restored as the police and military were deployed to the area.

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The incident occurred after alleged reports of sudden deaths of some youth in the community allegedly instigated by witches.

No injuries have so far been recorded as the residents of the affected houses fled upon receiving a tip-off.

DCOP Ken Yeboah said the police are still accessing the situation and will come out with further details.

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