One person has allegedly been shot dead in a fight between two farming communities, namely Kijasa and Lansupe near Mpaha in the Central Gonja District.
Three are in crucial ailment as numerous others encompassing a police officer have maintained several extents of injury injured in the Savannah Region.
Public Relations Officer of the Savannah Regional Police Command, Chief Supt Adjeikum Owusu substantiated the clashes and wanted to address the press on the development.
Some persons who sustained injuries receiving treatment
District Chief Executive for the area, Mustapha Mahama who doubles as Chairman for the Central Gonja District Security Council, attributed the clashes to a long-standing land dispute between the two towns.
He said ” there is a particular gravel pitch here where trucks go to fetch gravel and pay Ghc10 per truck but the followers of these two chiefs, Kasim of Kijasa and Yakubu for Lansupe clashed over who has the right to take proceeds from the truck drivers.”
“So, when we got here, the situation on the ground was very bad and we needed the presence of the security. So, as we speak, both the police and military are here and the two towns are relatively calmed,” the DCE indicated.
For now, with the help of the police they are ensuring peace and three casualties are sent to the hospital.