Seven people have been arrested in the Northern region in possession of illicit weapons including two AK 47 assault rifles.
Confirming the news to Starr News, the Northern regional police spokesperson ASP Ebenezer Tetteh said the rifles were without magazines.
He said the arrest of “two prime suspects” led to the rounding up of the other five in a village called Dzanton Daboase near Salaga.
He named the two as Mahama Salifu Mustao and Issah Suale.
ASP Tetteh said their movement became suspicious, forcing the locals to report them at the chief’s palace and after a search the weapons were found in their sack.
“The situation was getting tensed so they called in the Tamale police who then arrested five others who had come there and couldn’t give any tangible reasons why they were there,” the police officer said.
“During the course of interrogation by the chief and the assemblyman of the area, one Iddrisu Ibrahim Wumpuni, who is 60-year-old and a resident of Lamashegu in Tamale came to the palace to plead for the two to be released but he was also arrested,” ASP Tetteh said.
According to Starr News reporter Alhaji Tanko, a laptop found in the room of one of the accused persons has videos of Taliban and other terrorism related sessions.
Tanko who had the opportunity to watch some of the videos said there was a blackboard in the room and with the inscriptions on the board, it is believed that is where the group use as their training sessions.
The Taliban is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan.
ASP Tetteh said the suspects are currently in police custody and yet to be charged.