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UPDATE: 3 die in renewed Bunkprugu clashes, 35 houses torched

 

Three people are reported dead in renewed clashes between the Jamong and Jafog clans in Bunkprugu.

The two Bimoba clans have been at each other’s throat for years.

It will be recalled that some two persons died while 24 houses were burnt down during similar clashes on Sunday April 12, 2015.

The Interior Ministry upon the advice of the Northern Regional Security Council (RECSEC) on December 29, 2015 renewed a pre-existing curfew from 8pm to 6 am at the time.

President John Dramani Mahama also weighed in and called for permanent ceasefire between the two clans when he spoke at the Damba festival in Mamprugu land.

But hundreds of residents have now fled their homes to seek refuge elsewhere as gunmen took to the streets in what appeared to be a gun battle Wednesday night through to Thursday dawn.

The feuding factions also torched and burnt down 35 houses in last night’s clashes.

The Northern Regional town has been considered a flash-Zone for several years now.

A resident who was also preparing to flee the town Thursday evening told ghonetv.com he wants to leave with his wife and children because he was afraid the shootings may continue in the evening.

“They are ruthless and I don’t want to stay and risk our lives. We will go…”he said.

 

Source: ghonetv.com/Ghana

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