Tatale Senior High School Shut down

The military has beefed up security over possible ethnic conflict

Reports reaching DAILY GUIDE indicates that the Tatale Senior High School in the Tatale/Sanguri district in the Northern Region has been temporality shut down by school authorities.

It was due to an alleged possible clash between the Basares and Konkombas over the appointment of a District Chief Executive.

A joint police and military personnel took over the township of Tatale/Sanguri district to avert any possible clash between the two tribal groups.

Information available to DAILY GUIDE revealed that students had vacated the school to their various homes for fear of their lives due to the developing tension in the area.

Unconfirmed source said most teachers who are not natives of the area had fled the town.

A District Security Council (DISEC) meeting was held quickly between the two tribes and some stakeholders and opinion leaders to find a lasting solution to the misunderstanding.

When DAILY GUIDE contacted the Tatale Divisional Police Commander, ASP Eric Akobor, he said the closure of the school has not been officially communicated to the police but was quick to say that a representative from the school who was party to the meeting indicated that it was partially closed.

He stated that the said meeting went on successfully and assured residents that calm will soon return to the town.

He disclosed that the security detail will continue to be stationed in the area until the place is totally calm and under control.

Information gathered by this paper indicated that some parents withdrew their wards from the various schools in the district because of the extreme tension in the area.

In responding to the issue of school wards being withdrawn from school, he indicated that school authorities informed the police about the situation but assured parents that there is no cause for alarm.

ASP Eric Akobor told DAILY GUIDE that security has been beefed up to protect life and property in the district.

He assured residents of Tatale that the police will protect them and that they should report to the nearest police station in case of any disturbances in their vicinity.

FROM Eric Kombat, Tatale

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