Police beef up security in Bolgatanga

The police have stepped up security in  Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional capital following chieftaincy clashes on Sunday.
Armed police and military personnel deployed to restore calm have been designated at various vantage points.
The Regional security has however issued a directive for the arrest of persons who are planning to foment trouble.  
Even though there is currently uneasy calm in Bolgatanga, the security agencies are leaving nothing to chance.
Recurring clashes between the two rival chieftaincy factions over the rightful heir to the Bolgatanga skin has been raging on since last year 2015.
Two claimants from the rival gates have enskinned themselves as chiefs.
The matter to determine the legitimate chief is currently pending before a Bolgatanga High Court. 
The latest clash erupted during a funeral at Dapoore-Tindongo around the Bolgatanga Sports Stadium at about 1:30pm.
Five persons were shot and one dead after he was slashed with machetes in the clash.
The two rival chiefs, Naba Joseph Apakre Nyaaba and Naba Raymond Alafia Abilba, belong to some seven royal gates that have remained locked in a longstanding chieftaincy dispute that became renewed when Naba Martin Adongo Abilba III, the immediate-past paramount chief, passed away on September 26, 2013.
 
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