- A team of national security officials have been attacked by an armed group of people
- The incident occurred in the Chereponi district of the North East region
- 16 people have so far been arrested with regard to the conflict between the Konkombas and the Chokosis
Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that an armed group of people has attacked a National Security Reconnaissance team.
The incident occurred at a village in the Chereponi district of the North East region, which has experienced clashes between the Konkombas and the Chokosis.
YEN.com.gh understands that the attack occurred at Garinkuka, a Konkomba dominated community and notable hot spot in the ongoing clashes.
Per a report by Starrfm.com.gh, villagers attacked the district coordinating director and set his official vehicle ablaze a week ago.
A member of the team disclosed that the attackers destroyed a major bridge, dug deep holes on the road and took concealment positions in nearby underbrush, to waylay and trap their targets.
Upon the arrival of the National Security team, gunshots were heard from different directions as they attempted to dismantle the blockade.
The security forces returned fire, eventually overpowering the mob and forcing some of them to clear the roadblocks.
16 people have so far been arrested and dozens of weapons seized, according to police. The renewed conflict started on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
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