Regional News of Thursday, 7 December 2017Source: XYZSix die in chieftaincy clash in East GonjaFile photoThere are fears of reprisal attacks in spite of the heavy deployment of Police and Military personnel in and around Kalampor and Kafaba, two farming communities near Salaga in the East Gonja district of the Northern region, after six (6) people were reportedly killed during the exchange of gunfire today. The incident took the Police by surprise in spite of warning signals of possible clashes according to aggrieved residents some of whom are fleeing the area. It is unclear who may have started the gun battle between the two Chieftaincy factions. The Northern Regional Police Command has assured officers deployed are capable of maintaining the relative peace but cannot guarantee the free movement of people, especially in deprived farming areas. Last year, similar clashes between the two communities over the same dispute led to the deaths of eight people in May.
Source: GhanaWeb December 07, 2017 07:18 UTC