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One shot dead, five arrested over land dispute

One person has been shot dead after a renewed communal conflict between some residents of Doba in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality and Kandiga in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region.

Five people have been arrested in connection with the clash and are in police custody assisting with investigations.



The Public Relations Officer of Upper East Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police, David Fianko-Okyere has explained that the clash occurred on Sunday evening [May 22, 2022.]


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He said the renewed clash was related to a recent land dispute in the area between the chiefs and people of the two communities.


According to ASP Fianko-Okyere, calm has been restored to the area.


The communal conflict started in 2020 when the two communities claimed ownership of a land on which a Police post and a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound were to be constructed.



The conflict then led to gunshots from the two factions leading to loss of lives, destruction of property such as houses and farmlands particularly through burning.

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It also led people to seek shelter elsewhere, prompting the Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to form a joint military and police operation team to keep the place calm and maintain law and order. The Ministry of the Interior has also imposed a curfew in the area.











Source: GNA

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