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War drums beat in Zabzugu over enskinment on Friday

Conflicts have left some towns in the Northern Region derelict
Conflicts have left some towns in the Northern Region derelict

The Nayilifong and the Chakpelgu families in Kpalsogu Tradiitonal Area in Zabzugu in the Northern Region of Ghana are said to be arming themselves for an open fight if a scheduled enskinment ceremony for a new regent goes ahead on Friday, April 1.

According to reports gathered by www.tv3network.com, the regent of Yalizoli has scheduled the enskinment much to the chagrin of the Chakpelgu, who claim heirdom after the death of the former regent, who is from the Nayilifong gate.

Sources say rulership has alternated between the two gates but the action of the regent of Zabzugu would give the Nayilifong two kings in succession, the source of the disagreement.

The Chakpelgu family is accusing the Zabzugu District Chief Executive, Issifu Alidu, of condoning the action of the regent of Yalizoli.

Chieftaincy disputes have plagued the Northern Region, rendering most communities derelict.

Efforts to reach the DCE over the planned enskinment has proved futile.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|tv3network.com|Ghana

Twitter: @kwame_amoh

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