3 Houses burnt, gunshots in Kintampo chieftaincy clash

There have been gunshots at Protor, near Kintampo North in the Brong Ahafo region following chieftaincy clashes there.

This follows a long-standing chieftaincy dispute that led to the departure of one of the chiefs.

About three houses have been burnt so far with some resident saying they are leaving town.

It’s not clear what sparked the violence but residents fear a misunderstanding between the two sides may degenerate into a full-blown battle in the area.

Joy News’ reporter Anass Sabit said residents told him one of the chiefs left the town after clashes sometime ago and upon his return, the other faction demanded he leaves town, as he’s not needed in the town.

Some angry youth at about 8 am Friday started shooting in protest of the chief’s arrival.

The Kintampo police are on the ground trying to restore calm.

The police declined to speak on record saying they are on the ground and will answer questions later.

Source: myjoyonline

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