Three Fulani herdsmen and two farmers are in hospital, after engaging in a bloody clash over a missing cow, at Lito in the Central Gonja District.
They attacked each other with cutlasses, inflicting sever inures.
The five persons were rushed to the Yazuri Hospital at Buipe in the Northern Region, in critical condition.
The Central Gonja District Deputy Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Kwame Boadi, who confirmed the story, said the victims hacked themselves with cutlasses following a disagreement over a cow.
He said the Fulani herdsmen, who were searching for their missing cow, saw the farmers from the community butchering an animal in the bush.
ACP Boadi said the herdsmen suspected the farmers to have stolen their cow and confronted them, resulting in the bloody clash.
He stressed that the farmers and the herdsmen attacked each other with cutlasses, inflicting wounds on their bodies.
“The Fulanis own the cattle and the two locals-one Gonja and one Dagomba are farmers. The Fulani suspected the farmers for stealing their cow. When they (Fulani) were looking for the cow and saw these two men who had started cutting the meat of an animal, they confronted them and a fight ensued between five of them and they hacked themselves,” ASP Boadi said.