Over 25 houses torched in renewed Bunkprugu clashes; one dead

The District Police Commander of Bunkprugu in the Northern Region, Superintendent Stephen Delaport, has confirmed the death of one person and burning of over 25 houses in the area in renewed clashes there.

The two factions have also been exchanging gunshots and at times directing their fire towards the security personnel deployed to the Bunkprugu district.

Superintendent Delaport told the host of Ghana Dadwen Bright Kwesi Asempa on Onua 95.1FM Friday, “The shooters are nowhere to be found because they are shooting from their hideouts”

He said some foreign nationals are now taking refuge at a police station in the area.

Even though there has not been any arrest, he said the police are in control of the security situation there.

He said the one who died was caught in the exchange of fire between the Jamon and Jafouk families and died after sustaining what is believed to be gunshot wounds.

The Jamon family is challenging the legitimacy of the chief of Bunkpurugu who is with the Jafouk family.

Although the matter is in court, it has not stopped the factions from engaging in acts of violence.

A 10pm to 4am curfew imposed on the troubled town is doing little to quell the recurrent clashes that have persisted for decades.

Source: Jedidiah Okine/Onua FM | 3news.com|Ghana

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