Albert Futukpor, GNA
Tamale, May 16, GNA - Soldiers from the Kamina Barracks on Wednesday afternoon brutally assaulted police officers in Tamale following a misunderstanding.
About eight police officers sustained serious injuries and some of them were treated at the police clinic in Tamale.
The incident led to tension in Tamale main town and the regional police command area as the soldiers and the police fired live bullets.
GNA gathered that a soldier, who was granted bail at a court in Tamale on Wednesday morning, ran away from a police criminal investigations department in Tamale where a caution statement was being taken from him.
Police chased the soldier and arrested him at the Bank of Ghana area in town but other soldiers on station at the area were not happy about the situation and pounced on the policeman beating him mercilessly.
Later, soldiers massed up in their vehicles going round installations being guarded by police officers in Tamale town and beating any police personnel in sight.
The police also moved to the regional police headquarters in an attempt to attack the police forcing police officers on duty to fire warning shots.
The Regional Minister and other members of the Regional Security Council rushed to the Regional police headquarters and held a meeting with the police commander in a bid to calm down tension among the officers.
Earlier this year, there were clashes between soldiers and police in Tamale, following which a peace march was held between them to promote peace and collaboration in the discharge of their duties.