2 reportedly killed, 5 injured in communal violence at Chereponi

Two people have been reportedly killed and five others injured in communal violence in Chereponi.

The injured include an officer with the Ghana Armed Forces.

The incident happened on Thursday morning at Wenchike, a town in the North East regional district.

The violence is said to have spread to six other communities.

JoyNews correspondent, Eliaso Tanko indicated that scores of houses and household granaries had been set ablaze.

Dozens of residents are also reportedly leaving for the district capital.

Deputy Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Imoro Nashurideen says the violence was triggered by the enskinment of a sub-chief by the Chief of Wenchike.

Mr Nashurideen is currently at the hospital in Chereponi to ascertain the extent of injuries sustained by the victims.


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