Two killed, houses burnt in renewed chieftaincy clash at Bole


At least two people are feared dead with two others  injured in a renewed chieftaincy clash between two factions at Bole in the Northern Region.

The violent clash occurred in the early hours of Monday, December 10, 2018.

Several houses have also been burnt with many fleeing the town.

Reports say one faction in the chieftaincy dispute, Mandari, was celebrating the Damba festival when some persons who belong to the Alhaji Abudu gate, fired into the crowd, killing one person on the spot and injuring two others.

Some armed persons belonging to the Mandari gate returned fire that left one person injured, but he was later pronounced dead after he was rushed together with other injured persons to the hospital.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police Command, DSP Mohammed Yusif Tanko, says police and military personnel are on the ground to ensure peace and security, and also prevent reprisal attacks.

He said the joint security team will also engage the feuding factions to ensure peace and also find the perpetrators of the crime.

In July 2016, a similar incident left 9 persons dead.

By: Mohammed Alabira | | Ghana