Five persons are reported dead in renewed clashes between two chieftaincy factions in Tutumba near Kapalma in the Bole district of the Northern region.
Narrating the incident, Public Relations Officer of the Gonja Youth Association, Mahama Haruna said, the incident started Wednesday night when a group enskinned a new chief despite the presence of a ruling chief.
“The new chief decided to enskin a Tutumba chief which did not go down well with the old chief and this led to a fight between supporters of the two chiefs. The clashes boil down to who has control over mining activities in the area which is determined by a ruling chief,” Haruna stated.
Ultimate News’ Eliasu Tanko reports that more fighters from Kusawgu in the central Gonja district have moved to the area to assist one of the factions.
Residents are reportedly fleeing the mining community following a series of gunshots.
The district police commander ASP Azumah refused to comment when contacted on the issue.
According to local folks, the security officials are yet to come to the area since the fight broke last night.