One more Ghanaian ethnic clash victim dies

Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- One more victim of Ghana's ethnic clashes at Bawku, about 830 km north of Accra has died as the security agencies arrested five more people.
According to local security agencies said 29 people have died while 53 people have now been arrested.
Forty-eight of them appeared before Bolgatanga Regional Tribunal earlier this week and were remanded in prison custody.
For security reasons, the accused persons were transferred to prisons in the Brong Ahafo, Eastern and Ashanti regions.
At least 50 houses were burnt during the ethnic clash mainly between the Kusasi and Mamprusi ethnic groups.
The worst affected areas were Dauri, Misega and Zoko electoral areas, where most of the people fled to after sensing danger.
Food barns were burnt down and there is general shortage of food and immediate food supplies are needed to save people from starving.
An uneasy calm prevails in the town where a dusk to dawn curfew is still in force.
The security agencies are patrolling the town and have moved to surrounding towns and villages to prevent trouble starting there.
The fighting started last weekend following an argument between two young men from either side of the ethnic groups.

07 december 2001 18:54:00

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