N/R: Scores injured, 6 feared dead in chieftaincy dispute near Salaga

N/R: Scores injured, 6 feared dead in chieftaincy dispute near Salaga

-Six people are feared dead while scores have been injured in clashes between two villages in the Northern Region

-The communities, Kafaba and Kalampor, both near Salaga in the East Gonja district are said to be locked in a long-standing chieftaincy dispute

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A clash between two farming communities in the East Gonja district of the Northern region has resulted in many people getting injured while six are even feared dead.

East Gonja

The clash, between the people of Kalampor and Kafaba, two communities near Salaga on Wednesday dawn is reported to have been characterised by a sporadic firing of gunshots from both camps.

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The Northern Regional Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Yussif Tanko, who is reported to have confirmed the incident could not readily confirm the deaths.

It is not known what sparked the clash but Graphic Online reports some residents to have linked the it to an existing chieftaincy dispute.

While the Kafabas are claiming to be overlords, the Kalampors are contesting this claim.

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The residents believe that the latest altercation is as a result of the attempt by the Kalampor chief, who is not recognised by the paramount chief of Kafaba, to celebrate the Damba festival.

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