The deceased had his head smashed, his manhood slashed and the wrists chopped by the killers. He was believed to have been ambushed while tilling the land in the company of his wife.
The woman, who had gone to a nearby bush to collect firewood, it was gathered, managed to flee from the scene on realizing that danger had befallen them at the farm.
Two bullocks belonging to the farmer were also stolen according to the police, while his tricycle, popularly called motorking, was smashed beyond repairs.
The body of the deceased was discovered on Wednesday by some residents who were returning from farm; and the matter was reported to the police.
An autopsy has since been conducted at the Baptist Medical Centre (BMC) and the body released to the family for burial.
Police have directly linked the latest incident to the raging ethnic clashes among the Mamprusis, Konkombas and Bimobas which began three weeks ago.
Some farmers who spoke to DAILY GUIDE from the area expressed worry at the manner in which they were being ambushed and killed, indicating that it had the potential of affecting this year’s farming in the area.
One person was last week Tuesday abducted and killed by unknown assailants at Kpakpritinga, a farming community near Sakogu in the East Mamprusi District of the Northern Region.
Yakubu Laari, the deceased who all the while was seeking cover in the forest when the conflict escalated, returned home a day earlier with his family only to meet his untimely death the following day.
This brings to six the number of persons killed since the renewed ethnic clashes in the area a fortnight ago.
Three weeks ago 11 houses in the Kamputin village were completely burnt after a dawn raid by a rival group after gunning down one person.
A dawn to dusk curfew according to the Northern Regional Police Command, is still in force and security has been stepped up in the troubled town.
From Stephen Zoure, Tamale
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