A student has reportedly been shot dead in rioting at Salaga in the Northern region after police fired warning shots and tear gas into students.
It followed the arrest of some ten students of the Salaga T. I Ahmadiaya Schools.
These students had gone to the examination hall with slippers which were seized.
Their colleague students subsequently vandalized police properties and burnt one of the school’s dormitories.
Christopher Mensah Amoako, a journalist, told Joy News several other students have been injured as a result of the confrontation between the students and the police.
The injured are currently receiving treatment at the Salaga Government Hospital.
According to Amoako, the incident has angered many town folks who have invaded the school in defence of the students.
He said the people have outnumbered the police compelling the latter to resort to indiscriminate firing of warning shots in an attempt to disperse the unyielding crowd.
The under pressure police officers have called for reinforcement from the regional police command in Tamale.