March 2, 2024
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Vice President Bawumia donates to victims of nomadic settlements raid in Yendi

The Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has presented  GH¢60,000 to victims of last Thursday’s attack that resulted in the death of eight persons and injury of others at Zakoli community in the Yendi Municipality.

The donation is to support the  families of the deceased persons and those who sustained various degrees of gunshot wounds.

Families of each of the deceased  recieved GH¢5,000 to assist in the funeral rites whereas each of the injured persons  also received GH¢5,000 to support their medical bills and recovery.

He  also toured the communities that were attacked to assess the extent of damage and to empathise with the victims.


Presenting the cash to the Chief of the Community, Naa Abukari Andani for onward allocation to the victims, Dr Bawumia said the donation was an immediate intervention to mitigate the plight of the victims.

He indicated that  the government would in the coming days  dispatch relief items  to support the people.


Naa Andani thanked the Vice President for the gesture and called on the police to thoroughly investigate the matter and arrest the perpetrators.  

He asserted  that failure of this may result in reprisal attacks which could be devastating than what occurred.


At least eight people were confirmed dead Wednesday, April 13, 2022, evening and five others sustained injuries after some unknown gunmen raided Zakoli and Konkon, nomadic settlements, in the Yendi area of the Northern Region.

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