2 Killed At K’si Dagomba Line

2There is tension at Dagomba Line in the Asokore Mampong Municipality in the Ashanti Region following the killing of two people in renewed clashes between two feuding factions.

Scores of people, including women and children,
last Thursday also sustained severe injuries as the two factions (mostly scrap
dealers) openly displayed offensive weapon, including machetes in the brutal
fight over who is the rightful occupant of a piece of land in the area.

ASP Godwin Ahianyo, who confirmed the report,
said a joint police/military team quickly rushed to the scene and they have
since managed to restore law and order in the area.

Previous
Clashes

Several wooden structures, which serve as
accommodation for people who are mostly head porters, were set ablaze in the
ensuing clashes which started on Tuesday.

This was after a certain man had gone to Dagomba
Line with a court order to eject people from a parcel of land he claimed he
owns.

Renewed
Clashes

Calm seemed to have been restored at the place
after a successful meeting between the feuding factions and the intervention of
the security agencies, but the brutal clashes were renewed on Thursday evening.

The feuding groups reportedly threw petrol
bombs at each other and also set fire to several wooden structures, causing
massive panic in the community.

ASP Ahianyo revealed that in the course of the
clashes, two people whom he identified as Abdul, 20, and Zaharia, 25,
unfortunately lost their lives and others sustained injuries.

Key
Arrests

The PRO disclosed that about 110 suspects have
were apprehended by the police in the course of the melee and they would be
screened and arraigned after through investigations have been done.

Strong
Warning

ASP Ahianyo said calm had been restored at the place as at Friday evening, indicating that a joint military/police patrol team would be stationed at the troubled area.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi



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