2 youths allegedly shot in Lamashegu following a clash with Police

2 youths allegedly shot in lamashegu following a clash with police

The angry youth of Lamashegu burnt tyres on the principal streets of Tamale Metropolis on Sunday, February 13, 2022 during the clash with the police.

Two persons in Lamashegu have allegedly been shot following a clash with the Police in Tamale in the Northern Region.

This follows the arrest of a young man who sought refuge at the community’s palace.

The disturbance is reported to have erupted when the young man dashed into the Lamashe-Naa’s palace to avoid being apprehended by security personnel.

Speaking to JoyNews, an eyewitness said the young man was being chased for driving an unlicensed vehicle.

However, while running into the palace, the Police allegedly shot him, causing a riot.

According to the youth, the act was disrespectful to the traditional authority, hence their agitations.

2 youths allegedly shot in Lamashegu following a clash with Police
The youth disperse after the security personnel fired several shots in Lamashegu of the Tamale Metropolis on Sunday, February 13, 2022.

They burned car tyres and pelted the Police with stones.

According to the JoyNews reporter, who was at the scene, she saw one person being carried on a motorbike motionless.

Another person was spotted with blood oozing from the hand, while another person’s leg was injured.

The reporter said the Police fired several shots and used hot water to disperse the agitating youth.

2 youths allegedly shot in Lamashegu following a clash with Police
The angry youth of Lamashegu pelted stones at the police of the Tamale Metropolis on Sunday, February 13, 2022.

She said the youth who dispersed are regrouping at various vantage points while the Police have pitched camp with their water cannons and some armed men at the Lamashegu Police station.

A team of soldiers joined forces with the Police to bring the situation under control.

2 youths allegedly shot in Lamashegu following a clash with Police
The Lamashegu youth are regrouping at vantage points to hit the streets again after they were dispersed by the police on Sunday, February 13, 2022.

Meanwhile, a journalist has been attacked by the angry youth for filming the incident.

According to sources, his phone has been seized even though he has been released after being beaten to a pulp.