A journalist with Saboba based Radio Gaakii 88.3MHZ Matias Acop, has been severelly assulted in a street rampage allegedly involving a vigilante group (Azorka Boys) loyal to the Northern Regional chairman of the NDC, Chief Sofo Azorka.

Matias said he was attacked and beaten at a location near Saboba market when he went to witness a clash between supporters of the National Democratic Congress and Mr Joseph Amuzu the party’s First Vice chairman in the region who resigned to contest as an Independent Candidate.

The regional chairman according to reports was in the constituency capital to chair a parley between leadership of the NDC party and some disgruntled members when his boys allegedly spun out of control and violently attacked supporters of the Independent candidate.

Reason for the clash remained unclear but the journalist claims the District Chief Executive Adolf Ali who physical engaged in the brawl ordered the Azorka Boys to attack him claiming he filmed the violence.

“It was the DCE Adolf Ali of Saboba who ordered people to beat people, he spotted me and told his boys that beat him and they rushed towards me before I realized I was unconscious”, Matias narrated.

He said also his mobile phones and other gadgets including a tape recorder were seized and crushed in the attack.

Many people reportedly suffered injuries in the alleged brutal assault by the Azorka Boys on the nonviolence rival supporters.

The DCE however denied the claim when Kasapa News contacted him over the telephone and angrily dropped connection after saying ” they can keep on accusing me, I didn’t go out for campaign today I only went out when Azorka and co came from the field and I took them to the community centre to take supper.”

The Saboba constituency has remained tinderbox of political divisions after Mr. Amuzuh dumped the NDC executive position to run as an independent candidate.

He had said elsewhere that the NDC now see him as a credible threat and therefore has initiated vicious measures to discredit him and intimidate his supporters.

By: Kasapafmonline.com/Eliasu Tamko