Tension in Lungni, One Found Dead

Police in the Nanumba South district of the Northern region have taken over Lungni, a small farming community in the area after a Konkomba man was found dead, sparking tribal tensio.

Armed police stormed the area after reports of sporadic gunshots by some protesting relatives.

Family members of the deceased according to Ultimate News sources found his decomposed body with some parts eroded in a nearby bush after days of intense rummage.

Sources told Ultimate News it believed the man was butchered to death after deep cuts in what appeared to be cutlass injuries visibly on the virtually rotten body.

The deceased was identified as a tractor operator who labours in neighboring Togo and only came to visit his kinsmen.

Tribe mates gathered at the death scene and after long intermittent angry deliberation, the police was informed.

The relatives believe the incident was tribal motivated and are reportedly accusing some two Bassari young men for the gruesome act.

“The suspicion is on only some two Basari guys who have ever had quarrel with him but its only suspicion, no clear evidence” a community member, Solomon told Ultimate News.

Ultimate News gathered that relations between the Konkomba and the Basari tribes living in the area have hit a new low following the incident with reports of threats of reprisal attack

Police in the area confirmed the incident but refused claims by tribesmen of the deceased that the incident was tribal motivated.

ASP Paul Aboagye reluctantly told Ultimate News they were investigating a murder case involving a man whose identity he refused to mention.

“I don’t know the cause now. The body is decomposed and its being raining here. I will bring the doctors to conduct an autopsy. We are only investigating on a case involving a Konkomba man”

ASP Paul said police responded to reports of reprisal attacks and had moved to the area to prevent bloodbath.

“In the afternoon we heard that those who came to report the matter were firing, so I quickly mobilized my men and as I speak I’m in the bush.

Police have not called for reinforcement but the heavy sight of the security details in the community have struck fears in some people who reportedly have started fleeing.

By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Eliasu Tanko