Two injured in bloody clashes between Muslims and Christians at Kenyasi

Two injured in bloody clashes between Muslims and Christians at Kenyasi

Two persons according to media reports have suffered machete wounds in clashes between Christians and Muslims at Kenyasi Abirem New Town in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti region.

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Two Injured in bloody Muslim, Christian Clashes at Kenyasi

Two Injured in bloody Muslim, Christian Clashes at Kenyasi

The religious clash is believed to have occurred during a football gala between the two religious groups at the community park.

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According to Kumasi-based, Agyenkwa FM, the clash was triggered when a player from one of the playing sides was given a yellow card twice leading to his expulsion.

However, one of the officials in the game refused to enforce the rule hence the agitation from the opposing side.

Two Injured in bloody Muslim, Christian Clashes at Kenyasi

Two Injured in bloody Muslim, Christian Clashes at Kenyasi

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Officials of the game had to halt the match to avert violence but fans of the opposing team went ahead to attack the referee whose name has been given as Asante.

Asante was later attacked by one of the aggrieved groups and in the process, some TV sets, decoders and satellite dishes were destroyed. He went and massed up his supporters who also launched a retaliatory attack at his opponents”, the report said.

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Police in the area speaking to the media stated that several fans have suffered several injuries and are currently receiving treatment at a health post in Kenyasi. Security has also been beefed up in the area to avoid further clashes between the two parties.

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