Military troops dispatched to restore calm in Bole

Military troops have been dispatched to Kaplima and Tumtumba at Bole in the Northern region to restore calm after two rival factions clashed in the area.

The military was invited following the purported failure of the police to contain violent clashes between two royal gates in a chieftaincy dispute.

Residents of Kapelma and Tutumba are reported to have fled their communities amid the recurrent attacks from the feuding factions over the last few days.

Ultimate News’ Eliasu Tanko reports that at least five people have so far been reportedly killed in the clash.

The two communities have been fighting over the supervision of mining activities after two chiefs were enskinned by the Yabonwura and Bolewura.

Addressing Journalists at Bole, the Northern regional Police Commander DCOP Ken Yeboah said “the area is inaccessible and that makes it difficult for the security to go there, it is very difficult to go there using a vehicle, you have to go there on a bike hence the need for us to strategize before dispatching security personnel to the area.

“So as I speak to you now, military troops have been dispatched to the area to restore peace. We need to be a little more patient and strategise,” he stressed.

He added that the Police do not have accurate information on the exact casualty hence, its inability to comment on the matter.

He, However, assured that the Police will relay information as soon as they are able to get the exact facts on the incident.