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NR: One shot, 2 houses burnt in chieftaincy clash at Yong near Tamale

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah

One person has been severely injured and at least two houses burnt after heavy gunfire exchanges erupted between two rival chieftaincy factions at Yong near Tamale in the Northern Region, MyNewsGh.com reports.

The two factions have been fighting over the Yong skin after one side rejected a successor chief selected by the Dakpemah of Tamale Naa  Fuseini Bawa they accused of taking bribe and favoring one side against the other.

Yesterday, at around 6pm, the fighting started after the resisting faction tried to stop the construction of a new chief palace in the small village.

After an initial gun battle which went uninterrupted for almost an hour, the police was called in but the security left the community after few patrols and fighting resumed afterwards went on overnight.

Northern Regional Crime Officer of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Otuo Acheampong when reached confirmed the incident to MyNewsGh.com but said he was yet to receive a full briefing from the Divisional Police Commander.

Meanwhile there is currently an uneasy calm in the area as reports suggest the other faction is arming itself for a possible reprisal attack.


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