2 cops sustain gunshot wounds in renewed chieftaincy dispute in Bolga

Ms Paulina Tangoba Abayage, Upper East Region Minister

Ms Paulina Tangoba Abayage, Upper East Region Minister

There is uneasy calm in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional capital, following skirmishes in connection with a chieftaincy dispute.

The Ghanaian Times has learnt that two police personnel sustained gunshot wounds by unidentified gunman at Atulbabisi, a suburb in Bolgatanga, where the two factions live.

The two are said to be on admission at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital receiving treatment.

They were said to have gone into the community to quell violent clashes that broke out on Monday night following the renewed chieftaincy dispute.

There is no comment from the police about the renewed clashes.

The Bolgatanga traditional area, a hitherto peaceful traditional area, had been engulfed in chieftaincy disputes following claims by two royals to the skin in the past.

The case is before the court for determination.

Since 2014, there have been occasional clashes between the two groups that had resulted in some deaths and destruction of properties.

Following the dispute, the Upper East Regional Security Council had deployed security personnel including military to maintain peace in the traditional area.

By Times Reporter

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