2 killed, others displaced by renewed Konkomba, Chorkosi clashes

Two persons have been confirmed killed and hundreds of people displaced, following renewed communal violent clashes between Konkombas and Chorkosis, in the Chereponi District of the North East Region.

Most of the displaced, who were women and children, were said to be fleeing the area to neighbouring communities in Togo.

There was report of gun battle between Konkombas and Chorkosis in communities in Chereponi in the North East Region, last Saturday.

A resident by name Musah Haruna told the Ghanaian Times in a telephone interview that seven communities have been deserted.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relation Officer (PRO) Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Yussif Tanko confirmed the incident to the Ghanaian Times.

He indicated that the Chereponi District Police Commander, Supt Amankwatia, assisted children who were fleeing the area with water.

DSP Tanko, however, said the Regional Police Command has beefed up security at the conflict area, adding that security personnel have intensified patrols both within and outskirts of Chereponi.

A worker, who fled to Tamale yesterday, stated that many farmlands and produce have been burnt.

Four persons, who were arrested with single barrel guns at separate locations in connection with the violence, were with the security personnel assisting in investigations.

From Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Chereponi.

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