Regional News of 2014-04-16

Interior Minister visits conflict zones

Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of the Interior, is leading a high powered government delegation to the conflict zones in the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo and East Mamprusi districts of the Northern region to assess the extent of damage to lives and property.

The delegation includes the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Alhassan, and Northern regional Minister, Mr. Mohammed Muniru Limuna.

The team is expected to pay a courtesy call on Nayire Na Bohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga II, overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area and would later hold meetings with the feuding factions.

In the past few weeks, the two districts have been experiencing reprisal attacks involving the Bimobas on one hand and the Konkombas and the Mamprusis on the other.

The conflict has resulted in the death of one Sakuaka Dinja, 28, who was shot and killed by unknown assailants earlier this month.

The Bimobas, who suspected members of the Bongini village for committing the act, mobilised and attacked the community, which is predominantly Mamprusi and Konkomba settlement.

The swift intervention by the security agencies saved the situation from further escalation after many residents were displaced.

Three other persons lost their lives while many houses have been burnt down.

Source: GNA
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