REPRISAL ATTACKS! …2 Dead, Many Injured In Renewed Dagomba, Kokomba Clash

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By Our Roving Team

Two people are feared dead, with several others nursing bodily and head wounds at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital following what eye-witnesses say, is reprisal attacks between Konkombas and Dagombas at the Agbogbloshie Yam Market, in Accra.

What triggered the attacks was not readily known but some say it was over an alleged phone theft. One account of the cause of the clashes says that a member of one faction of the feuding group allegedly stole a phone owned by a member of the other faction and when he was caught, was subjected to hefty blow. He, in turn, also mobilised people from his faction for retaliation which degenerated into a free-for-all-fight.

When the New Crusading GUIDE’s news team got to the scene, market women as well as passers-by were seen running helter-skelter as tear gas and bullets flew in thick and fast, sporadically between the two factions until the arrival of  a joint military and police team that restored calm to the area.

It would be recalled that in 2014, fierce fighting between two feuding factions believed to be Dagombas and Nanumbas in the same area left two persons dead.

The incident, which happened on a Wednesday, left scores of people in the area injured in the process.

According to the Police, properties and a motorbike were burnt in the process. Then-Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, who was at the scene told the media that they were yet to ascertain the cause of the clashes.

Also, in April 2015, clashes between Dagombas and Zabarima traders left four, including a policeman, injured.

 

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