Old-age Kintampo dispute erupts with gun fire exchange

Old-age Kintampo dispute erupts with gun fire exchange

- Six houses and other properties were destroyed in Kintampo 

- There has been a long-standing chieftaincy dispute

- One of the chiefs, Bawa returned from a 7-year sojourn which attracted the wrath of a rival group

- Some angry youth fired guns in protest over his arrival

- The police says they are closely monitoring the situation

Violence erupted in Protor near Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo region where six houses were burnt amidst gunfire exchanges.

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There has been a long-standing chieftaincy dispute between two factions all claiming to have right to a stool.

The dispute is reported to have led to the departure of one of the chiefs.

It is feared the misunderstanding between the two factions could lead to a sporadic reprisal from the factions which has made some residents decide to flee the town. Residents counted about six houses which have been burnt and other property destroyed.

A Joy News monitored indicates that Bawa, one of the rival chiefs has come back to the town after a 7 year sojourn elsewhere.

His return has sparked some controversy as his rival faction is demanding he leaves the town.

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Some angry youth were said to have fired guns in protest to his arrival, with allegiance of the town divided into two, towards two chiefs.

When the police were contacted, they confirmed the incident but agreed that it should be off record as they continue to restore calm in Kintampo.

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