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General News of Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Source: Class FM

Chereponi: 2 killed, houses torched in violent clash

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Several houses and property have been set ablaze and two persons killed in a violent clash between the Anufuls and Konkombas over a piece of land at Nanduni, a farming community in the Chereponi District in the Northern Region.

The incident has resulted in residents of the area fleeing to neighbouring Togo for safety out of fear of reprisal attacks following the violent clash on New Year’s Eve.

The Paramount Chief of Wenchiki Traditional Area, Abubakari Awufor, who confirmed the incident to Graphic Online, said no casualty has been recorded.

“In fact, tension is very high in the area. Yesterday the security personnel in Chereponi moved to the area to calm the situation but it was not easy for them."

"This morning, I am getting reports that they have continued burning the houses and some residents fleeing for their lives," he narrated.

He called for the deployment of more security personnel to the area to help calm the situation and protect lives and property.

Meanwhile, attempts to speak to the police in Chereponi over the issue has proved futile.

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