- On Wednesday, renewed clashes between the Nkonyas and the Alavanyos left two shot dead and others injured.
-The Volta Regional minister has pledged to bring the perpetrators of the incident to book
-He further called for calm as security agencies investigate the matter
Dr. Archibald Letsa, the Volta Regional minister has said that the killing of two persons in the renewed Nkonya clashes were criminal, and promised to bring the culprits to book.
In an interview on Starr FM on Thursday, Dr. Letsa said military and police personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order in the area.
"…It was quite a shock to us yesterday [Wednesday April 19, 2017] when we had the news around 5pm that two people were shot at Nkonya…around 4:30pm. That is quite unfortunate," he added.
On Wednesday, two persons believed to be Nkonyas were shot dead and two others injured following the review of the initial curfew placed in the area.
According to the Kpando Divisional Police Commander who confirmed the incident, the persons behind the clashes are believed to be from Alavanyo.
The Volta Regional minister further indicated that there is task force set up which includes police and military personnel to keep the situation under control.
He therefore asked for the residents of the surrounding areas to remain calm as the security agencies worked to ensure stability in the community.
Dr Letsa also said, though there are speculations that the clashes were as a result of the long-standing feud between the Alavanyos and the Nkonyas, the people need to remain calm as investigations into the matter are underway.