Police in Nakpanduri say four persons have been injured in renewed communal clashes between Bimobas and Konkombas in Timali, a farming community in the Northern region of Ghana.
The Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District Police Chief, ASP Michael Zah, said the victims sustained gunshot wounds and were rushed to the Baptist Medical Centre for treatment.
The troubles erupted after disagreements over the true ownership of a parcel of farm land in Timali. The Bimobas and Konkombas have been fighting intermittently over the said farmland for decades.
“Yesterday in the night all seemed very calm until 5am when the Konkombas started firing again and the Bimobas responded; so as I speak now there is sporadic firing and the security is doing everything possible to avert any spill over,” the Police chief said.
He added that, “for now we cannot tell you how many houses have been burnt down but I can say the number of houses that have been set ablaze are unaccountable.”
Meanwhile, James Kansuk, a brother to the Nakpanduri Chief told Citi News over 300 houses have been completely burnt down in Timali.
“They started at Timali and burnt down the whole town and are now advancing towards Nakpanduri Township; over 300 houses were in Tamale and all have been completely burnt down.”
On the security situation, he complained, “The police are there and they cannot shoot and when they see the people advancing they retreat, some three soldiers came and they did some something and we are now somehow secured.
A free lance Journalist in Tamale, Mashoud Kombat told Citi News the Inspector General of Police, Paul Tawiah Quaye on Monday arrived in Tamale, the Northern Regional Capital.
It was not confirmed whether he was there on a fact finding mission.
Source Citi News Ghana