The overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Na Abukari Mahama II, after a closed door meeting with traditional leaders withing the feuding factions has called for ceasefire in Cheriponi.
The meeting was held with Saboba Na, Uchabobor Bowan John Masteer Sakojim IV, a paramount chief of the Konkomba and Cheriponi Fame Pastor Ndakar Jaminja, a paramount chief of the Chokosis who are both members of Dagbon Traditional Council together with the District Chief Executives of Saboba and Cheriponi.
According to the secretary of the overlord of Dagbon, Abdul-Rahaman Mohammed, Ya-Na admonished the chiefs and DCEs of the ‘war’ stricken areas to ensure, within the shortest possible time, that peace and calm return to their respective jurisdiction.
The Ya-Na indicated the need for the two ethnic groups to exercise restraint in the unfolding ethnic conflict between Anufo (Chakosi) and Konkomba.
He therefore tasked the chiefs and District Chief Executives in the catchment area to ensure and promote peace, a tool he believes will drive development and growth in the area.
The Ya-Na said it is impossible for anybody to demand or deserve any development when peace is not a hallmark.
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Economic activities have been brought to a halt with over 2,000 women and children fleeing the affected area for protection in neighboring Togo.
Three persons have died whilst eight persons have been arrested in connection with the renewed violence.
About 22 communities have been burnt down into ashes in the renewed clashes between the Konkombas and Chokosis in the Chereponi district of the North East region.
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