2 Killed In Fresh Bunkpurugu Conflict

Burnt House

Burnt house in Bunkpurugu

Fresh clashes have erupted in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District in the Northern Region between the Jamon and Jafouk clans over the legitimate occupant of the skin in the area, forcing residents to flee from the town with their families.

Between 8pm the previous day and 5am yesterday, there were reports of gunshots in the town as well as the burning of several houses.

deceased burnt in Bunkpurugu

Deceased burnt in Bunkpurugu

deceased person in Bunkpurugu



Deceased person in Bunkpurugu

The Northern Regional Police Spokesman, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the incident, told DAILY GUIDE that several houses had been burnt and three persons were reported dead.

The deceased included Chanleb Bawaand, 28, a tailor, and Suapaak Dupaak, 58, a farmer, both natives of Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo.

According to ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, one of the deceased persons was trapped in one of the burning houses, leading to his death. The third person, unidentified as at press time yesterday, was found dead in the bush.

ASP Ebenezer Tetteh stated that the police retrieved two AK47 rifles based on intelligence and that owners of the weapons were still on the run.

Reinforcement has since been deployed to Bunkpurugu and security has been beefed up at some locations within the town.

FROM Eric Kombat, Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo