One Dead in Renewed Clashes in Bunkpurugu

One person has been confirmed dead in renewed clashes between residents of Sanyegu and Sambrug, two farming communities in the Bunkprugu-Yunyoo district of the Northern Region.

Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) ASP Ebenezer Tetteh who confirmed the clashes to, indicate that  the latest  reprisal attacks was over a disputed parcel of land which led the death of the deceased only identified as Nkaya.

According to him, several houses have been torched but disclosed that security details in the area have since restored calm in the troubled communities.

He added that the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Baptist Medical Centre (BMC) morgue pending autopsy.

Communities in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo district in the first quarter of this year alone have witnessed bloody clashes between residents over either chieftaincy succession or parcels of land.

The situation has led to the deployment of a combined team of armed police and military personnel permanently stationed in the district to protect lives and property.

By: Ghana/ / 106.9fm