3 Killed In Renewed Konkomba Clashes

Dozens of houses have also been destroyed while the four persons, who sustained gunshot wounds, are currently responding to treatment at the Gushiegu Government Hospital.

The Gushiegu District Police Commander ASP Stephen Paa Yeboah told DAILY GUIDE that one of the affected persons, who was in critical condition, had been rushed to the Tamale Teaching Hospital.

The latest incident, which began on Wednesday dawn, is over a parcel of land, according to the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) ASP Ebenezer Tetteh.

Most residents in the two communities have fled to neighbouring villages, with reports suggesting that the skirmishes could escalate if nothing is done to address the problems.

The violence could be attributed to chieftaincy succession in the two communities but the feud over a particular piece of land is what has resulted in the recurrent clashes in the troubled communities, the sources noted.

The bodies of the deceased, DAILY GUIDE gathered, had been conveyed to the Gushiegu Government Hospital.

The latest clashes come barely a fortnight after a similar conflict, which resulted in the death of 34-year-old farmer Mohammed Biwuirim.

The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC), chaired by the Northern Regional Minister Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna, met the feuding factions and they agreed to settle the impasse, DAILY GUIDE  learnt.

A team comprising officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) visited the troubled communities to give them relief items but escaped by the whisker after angry residents vented their spleen on them and shot at them.

It took the intervention of a combined team of police and military in the area to save the lives of the poor NADMO officials, who vowed to stay off the area until calm is restored.

Meanwhile, the Police PRO confirmed that police reinforcement had arrived at Gushiegu enroute to the troubled area- 34 kilometers away from the district capital- to maintain law and order.

Efforts are being made by the security agencies to arrest those behind the recent clashes.

 From Stephen Zoure, Tamale

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