N/R: Palace burnt; gunshots fired as fresh chieftaincy violence erupts at Kpatinga

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Fresh Chieftaincy violence erupted Friday dawn between rival factions at Kpatinga in the Gushegu District of the Northern Region, MyNewsGh.com has confirmed.

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MyNewsGh.com gathered that the violence started at about 2am, according to residents, and continued till 5am when fighting was temporarily stopped by a heavy downpour in the town.

Information gathered indicate a group of armed men attacked a rival chief palace and set it ablaze.

This according to the information, triggered a reprisal leading to the gun battle amidst the presence of armed police personnel stationed in the area.

No reports of casualty has been recorded yet but sources disclosed to MyNewsGh.com that the regional security council has been briefed on the latest development.

Kpatinga has remained one of the troubled spots in the Northern Region in view of unresolved chieftaincy differences which has resulted the loss of lives and destruction of property.

In January this year, one person was shot dead while at least five people were injured leaving about 20 houses burnt.

The deceased, identified as Alhassan Abass, a 55-year-old traditional healer, was caught up in crossfire between security officers deployed in the area to maintain peace, and some civilians.





Source: MyNewsGh.com

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