One more person arrested over clashes in Chereponi

One more person has been arrested in connection with the recent violence at Chereponi in the North East region which lasted about three days.

This brings to five the total number of people arrested over the issue.

The violence was due to clashes between the Konkombas and Chokosis, also known as Anufuls.

The suspects are Malik Mohammed, 26, an Anuful, Mamudu Manaduru, aged 23, an Anuful and  Ebanuibo Bilalukum aged 37, a Konkomba.

The others are Naweiban Petsey, 33-year-old, Konkomba and Yatali Nahundo, aged 37, a Konkomba.

They were arrested in different locations carrying single barrel guns. They are currently in police custody assisting with investigations.

Two people died and many others were injured with several properties destroyed as a result of the clashes.

Many residents, especially women and children in the area, have also been displaced as a result of the conflict as their homes were razed.

Reports indicate that most villages within the area have been deserted.

Police and military patrol have been intensified in the communities.

‘Conflicts can’t be resolved by violence’

The government has told feuding factions in Chereponi that violence is not a good path for resolving challenges in society.

Mr Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, the Information Minister, addressing journalists at a media encounter in Accra on Sunday, said security personnel have been deployed to the area to prevent further escalation of violence.

He said after peace and order has been restored to the area efforts would be made to understand the underlining factors and resolve the conflict once and for all.

The Minister said when people resort to violence in resolving their differences the law of the country must take its course.

News Reporter

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