Several killed in renewed fighting in northern Ghana

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Ten persons were killed in renewed clashes at Bawku in North-eastern corner of Ghana on Saturday, the police said.

Seven others were injured in Buabula, near Sabongare, in the Bawku Municipality in a revenge attack after a Mampurisi man was allegedly killed by Kusasis in a protracted chieftaincy dispute.

The seven injured persons have been transferred to the Upper East Regional Hospital at Bolgatanga for treatment.

Police said the clashes started when one Mr. Abugre Zakaria, alias Amengo, a Mamprusi man, lost his horse and went together with two colleagues to search for it at Buabula, near Saboogare on Saturday.

While in the process of searching, they were kidnapped by some people believed to be Kusasis.

Though Amengo’s colleagues managed to escape, he was killed.

In retaliation, a group of Mamprusis disguised themselves and also marched to the area where their compatriot was murdered and also killed the 10 persons, who were mostly women, children and the aged.

Mr. Emmanuel Abanga, District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Area, said the situation was under control and that those found culpable would be arrested and dealt with.

A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been in force in the Bawku Municipality and the National Peace Council has been holding peace talks with the feuding factions. Panapress .

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