Police and military presence has been beefed up at the Nakpachei community in the Yendi Municipality, following clashes between Dagombas and Konkombas which led to the death of one male, said to the chief Iman of the community.
The confusion also led to the torching of some family compounds belonging to the Dagombas.
Confirming the incidence to Diamond News, the divisional crime officer of Yendi police command DSP Happy Michael Adai said the deceased, identified as chief the imam of Nakpachei was found at the outcast of the community with gunshots on his body
He said other injured persons in the clash have been sent to the Yendi hospital
According to the Yendi Divisional crime officer, the dispute ensued when some pigs of a konkomba man trampled on a maize farm belonging to the Dagomba man
He said enraged by the destruction, the Dagomba man shot and killed one of the pigs which sparked a misunderstanding between the two persons. It later resulted in a reprisal from the konkombas in the community.
As at the time this story was being filed, our sources on the ground said several community members particularly women and children were fleeing the Nakpache community for their lives.
Still on the Nakpachie conflict, the Northern Regional Police command says two persons had been apprehended for their roles in the violence.
DSP Yussif Tanko, who gave an update on the situation, said investigations are ongoing and the community has been put under a curfew. He said this on Diamond Major News at 8:00pm.
Meanwhile the interior minister, Ambrose Dery has called for an end to the hostilities between the Dagombas and Kokombas.
Ambrose Dery, said: “Everybody should remain calm and let the police and the investigative bodies take charge”.