Chereponi SHS students demand police clearance to go home over conflict 

The Northern Regional Police Command says further stakeholder meetings are needed to determine if students of the Chereponi Senior High Technical School will be allowed to go home or not.

This is after a decision was taken at a previous meeting that the students should remain in school despite clashes between the Annufuls and Konkombas in the area which had resulted in some deaths.

Students of the school however massed up at the Police station yesterday, demanding that they should be allowed to go home, given the rising level of insecurity in the area.

The Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police Command, DSP Mohammed Yussif  Tanko said a stakeholder meeting with the security agencies, school authorities, the Ghana Education Service and others, will determine their next line of action.

It was agreed that for security reasons, the school cannot be closed down because the Chereponi township is so secured that there shouldn’t be any reason for the school to be closed over fears that the students will be attacked.

He therefore found it surprising that the students massed up at the Police Station wanting to be allowed to go home. He emphasized that it was not a decision for the police alone to take.

The Police in Chereponi earlier denied reports that students of the School will be evacuated following renewed clashes in the area. Some students of the School had fled the school premises following clashes in the town between the Annufuls and Konkombas which started last Friday leading to the death of three persons.

The District Police Commander for Chereponi, Chief Superintendent Henry Amankwatia said the police have no plans of moving students out of the town.

Meanwhile a teacher in the school revealed that some of the students had fled for fear for their safety. He also noted that academic activities have been affected following the development.



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