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Six feared dead in chieftaincy clash in East Gonja

December 6, 2017 1:50 PM
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Six feared dead in chieftaincy clash in East Gonja

Six people are feared dead with scores injured following gunfire exchanges between Kalampor and Kafaba, two farming communities near Salaga in the East Gonja district of the Northern region at dawn of Wednesday.

Residents link the clashes between the two communities to a long-standing chieftaincy dispute over who is the rightful ruler of the Kafaba and Kalampor traditional areas with the people of Kalampor contesting the kingship of the overlord of Kafaba.

Last year, similar clashes between the two communities over the same dispute led to the deaths of eight people on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Some residents have told Graphic Online that the present clash is because the Kalanpor chief, who is not recognised by the paramount chief of Kafaba, is preparing to celebrate the Damba festival.

Source: citifmonline.com

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