Regional News of Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Source: Abdul Karim Naatogmah
While Ghanaians across the nation are celebrating the nation’s 56th Independence Anniversary, there has been renewed clash between Konkombas and Bimobas in Timali, a farming community near Nakpanduri in the northern region.
Reports say several houses have so far been set ablaze and residents of the area are fleeing to Nakpanduri.
It is unclear what triggered the sporadic shooting which started early hours of Wednesday.
Narrating the situation to Citi News, a native of Nakpanduri, Elijah Slim said, “We were just there this morning, the Konkombas grouped and started firing warning shots and as citizens we have nowhere to go than to defend.”
He said tension had risen in Nakpanduri Township but that there were enough security personnel on the ground.
The Headmaster of Nakpanduri Senior High School, Chief Kipo Harrison Salifu told Citi News the situation disrupted the Independence Anniversary celebration in the area.
“We were on the field trying to be part of the celebration when announcement came that fighting had broken out at Timali and so the programme had to break up.”
According to chief Kipo, business activities have grounded in Nakpanduri Township.