Some youth in the Tamale Metropolis have attacked the offices of the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) in the Northern Region and, in the process, destroyed some properties of the company on Saturday.
Reports indicate that the youth were on a demonstration to present their petition to some chiefs following recent police brutality on some residents on Monday, September 20.
The police officers in question caught some residents using illegal means for electricity power while they assisted the distribution company for inspection.
The youth pelted stones at the offices, breaking the windscreen of three vehicles and destroying other things.
Confirming the incident to JoyNews, the Public Relations Officer of Nedco, Maxwell Kotoka, said although information reaching him indicated some properties have been destroyed, he feels it is unsafe at the moment to move into the office to ascertain the details.
The youth also vandalised the Lamashegu Police station, injuring the Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Afari Yeboah.
It took the intervention of the police personnel to stop the youth from moving to the police headquarters as they barricaded the roads leading to the office with armed men on the guide.
A team has also been deployed on the streets patrolling the town.
The Northern Regional Police Commander, COP Timothy Yoosa Bonga, also affirming the attack, said his men are on the ground, and the command will put out the details soon.
However, he said the development was unfortunate considering the police’s steps to resolve the matter.