More soldiers to be deployed to Chereponi after Anufuls, Konkombas clash

General News of Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

2019-01-02

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The Defence Ministry will this afternoon deploy troops to contain the tensions in the Northern Regional district of Chereponi.

This is after two persons were reported dead and several others injured after a Tuesday morning clash between Anufuls and Konkombas over a piece of land at Naduni, a farming community in the district.

Indications from the District Security Council (DISEC) officer, Tahidu Abdul Razak are that the soldiers will be airlifted from the Tamale airport to the community later on Wednesday. There is already increased security presence from a joint police-military team.

But Mr. Razak indicated that the situation had escalated with reports of gunfire on Wednesday morning and more houses being set on fire.

“This morning, Kokokombas have come to burn another six houses around Naburukunu, which is also in the district.”

“The military is at the scene but we called for more reinforcements and the minister told me they have released 30But Mr. Razak indicated that the situation had escalated with reports of gunfire on Wednesday morning and more houses being set on fire.

“This morning, Kokokombas have come to burn another six houses around Naburukunu, which is also in the district.”

“The military is at the scene but we called for more reinforcements and the minister told me they have released 30 more soldiers to come,” Mr. Razak said to Citi News.

more soldiers to come,” Mr. Razak said to Citi News.

The clash was reportedly triggered by suspicions that some Chekosi had attacked some Konkombas with stones, which resulted in a confrontation.

Some of the injured and are currently receiving treatment at the Chereponi health center.

Other casualties were also sent to the Saboba health center for treatment.

In June 2018, there was a similar clash in that community which led to the death of two Konkombas.

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