Bimbilla crisis: Two killed in chieftaincy clashes

Bimbilla crisis: Two killed in chieftaincy clashes

Two persons have been killed while two others have sustained serious injuries in a renewed conflict at Bimbilla in the Northern Region over chieftaincy dispute.

Bimbilla crisis: Two killed in chieftaincy clashes

Bimbilla crisis: Two killed in chieftaincy clashes

A mother and her daughter were confirmed dead by Police in the area while the injured have been rushed to the nearby  hospital.

These follow the firing of gunshots in Bimbilla in the afternoon of Thursday February 9, 2017 an incident confirmed by the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh.

The fire exchanges are in connection with a chieftaincy conflict that has been simmering over the past years in the area between two ruling houses.

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A school in the area was shut down as a result of the unrest while a sub-chief’s house had been torched.

A joint security force comprising Police and Military men were deployed to the area to quell disturbances.

Minister of Defence and Member of Parliament for the area, Dominic Nitiwul has told the media that the security was dealing with the situation.

Bimbilla has recurrently been plagued with conflicts. It has, however, enjoyed relative peace in the past few years.

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Meanwhile, a fresh curfew has been imposed on the Bimbilla township.

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