Police-military team deployed to Chereponi following clashes

A police armoured tank barricades the main road leading to the headquaters of the Ghanaian Electoral Commission before the commission announced the final results of the presidential and parliamentary elections in Accra on December 10, 2008. The country's security forces said they were stepping up security as part of its post-election plan to keep law and order -- mounting check points along main streets in the capital and increase joint police and military patrols, said police spokesman Kwesi Ofori. AFP PHOTO PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

A team of police and military has been deployed to Tibongo and Junjoon communities in the Chereponi District of the North East region following clashes that left one dead with two others injured.

The clash also resulted in the burning of houses.

The clashes are reported to have happened between the two communities on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, over the right of the claimant to a piece of farmland.

Speaking to Citi News, the District Chief Executive for Chereponi Hajia Zuweiratu Mada Nashiru, said communal clashes in the district are retarding the development of the place.

“Change is a difficult thing for people. There is a bit of improvement. It is just that we are not getting it in the way I was expecting to get them to quickly appreciate that we need to be engaging more than fighting.”


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