Posted: Friday 20th June 2014 at 9:36 am

Renewed fighting in Bimbila claims 2 lives, injures 5

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Two people have been confirmed dead while five others have been injured after renewed clashes at Bimbila in the Northern Region.

The clashes happened Thursday night and is alleged to have targeted the Bimbila chief.

Details of the clash are sketchy.
The Northern Regional Police command imposed a curfew on the Bimbila township and its environs after fierce fighting ensued between two feuding factions on March 7, 2014.

The clash ensued after the death of Nakpaa-Naa Salifu Dawuni, one of two persons contesting for the Bimbila skin.

The two factions are in disagreement over the where to bury Nakpaa-Naa Dawuni. There have been many other disturbances in the township as a result of this disagreement.

District Chief Executive for the area, Alhaji Abass, told Joy News the victims of Thursday’s clash are yet to be identified.

‘After a meeting with my security chiefs, I will be able to tell you the persons involved’, he said.

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