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Regional News of Monday, 19 March 2018

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One dead in fresh clashes at Kwabre East District

One person is reported dead following renewed clashes between some Zongo youth and indigenes in the Kwabre East District of Ashanti Region on Monday afternoon reports reaching suggest.

District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area, Nana Osei Bonsu confirmed the latest incident a while ago on Kumasi-based Otec FM according to reporter Kwabena Danso-Dapaah

“I can confirm one person is dead as a result and others who were injured are responding to treatment”, he spoke on the station’s afternoon political talk show “Dwabrem” hosted by Nana Agyeman.

“We need police and military intervention”, indicating the District Security Committee (DISEC) will meet to impose a curfew in order to calm the escalating tension in the area.

This is about the second time barely a month in the same district violent clashes have been recorded among various youth groups.

In February 2018, Dozens were injured after some Zongo youth and residents of Ahwiaa were involved in bloody clashes.

The fight occurred with the factions attacking each other with machetes, broken bottles, and other weapons after the town folks had prevented the Zongo youth from participating in a burial and funeral rites of a deceased lady.

Calm later returned to the town while the joint military and police personnel were deployed the scene to make sure the melee does not recur.

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