7 arrested Koina youths released

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The seven youths from Koina village, who were arrested during a fight between the same Sarahule tribe but a different societal class in the Kantora District, Upper River Region, have been released on police bail, according to people familiar with the matter.

They were arrested in a clash between the so-called ‘slaves’ and their ‘masters.’ Four people were reported wounded after the clash.

Hagie Gumaneh, a youth from Koina village currently residing in Kombo who spoke to our reporter in interview described the incident as ‘unfortunate.’ Gumaneh added that they have been leaving in that community for decades without problem. “It was a misunderstanding that occurred between them and it has been resolved,” he said, confirming that four people were wounded during the fight and not five people as earlier reported. “Dawda, was not part of the people that were wounded during the clash. Beside the incident did not happen inside the shop. However, it happened outside a local shop belonging to Hamidou’s father.”

The village elders and other stakeholders, he went on, have taken necessary measures. Therefore, such kind of misunderstandings will not repeat itself again. “We are all related and leaving peacefully for the past 50 years,” he told our reporter.

Author: Momodou Jawo