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Rioting students injure police commander, 3 other officers

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Four police officers are said to be seeking treatment at the Wa Memorial Hospital in Navrongo after an attack by St. Bernadette Technical Institute students.

A team of Police officers who were deployed to the school to restore order following a riot by the students resulted in the officers sustaining injuries.

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Local media reports said the violence broke out in the school when management stopped the students from holding an inter-ethnic football match. The decision by management provoked the students, leading to altercations and violent protests.

Municipal Chief Executive for Navrongo Municipality Joseph Adongo who confirmed the incident said the disagreements between the school authorities and students degenerated, hence a distress call to the police to foil the situation.

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The police team crashed with the rowdy students who succeeded in injuring four officers including the commander.

The school has been temporarily closed down.


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