Seven arrested over Salaga violence

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Seven people have been arrested following the violence in Salaga which has resulted in the burning down of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) constituency office and some party billboards Tuesday.

The Northern Regional Police PRO, DSP Yusif Tanko who confirmed the arrests said the suspects are currently in Police custody.

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He said the arrested persons will assist the Police in their investigations into the incident.

The arrests came after some rampaging youth torched the office of the governing NPP in Salaga South on Tuesday.

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The youth became angry following the announcement of Damango as the regional capital of the newly-created Savanna Region.

Reports say the youth wanted Salaga to be selected as the regional capital, instead.

DSP Yusif Tanko said although calm has been restored, he urged the public to assist the police to identify more suspects.

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