Ghana: At least 12 killed in fighting between butchers and traditional guards

Accra, Ghana (PANA) – At last 12 people have been killed in fighting between butchers and guards of a chief in a town in Ghana’s Northern Region, police said on Friday.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police Ebenezer Tetteh, said the death toll rose from four when the clashes started at Bimbilla on Thursday as more bodies were found in the bush on Friday.

Residents have been fleeing the town to Tamale, the Northern Region capital, for fear of more shooting between the two groups. Houses have been set ablaze and there is a general fear of insecurity.

Police say the shooting involved some butchers and guards of the regent of Nanumba after some butchers allegedly refused to present a portion of their meat to the chief in the area as demanded by tradition.

Police have beefed up their presence in the town to prevent further clashes and to ensure that calm returns.
-0- PANA MA 10July2015

10 july 2015 20:06:09

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