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Chaos over Tafo cemetery: Zongo youth clash with traditional authorities

By Kwasi Adu
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Some residents of the Muslim community at Tafo in Kumasi on Wednesday afternoon clashed with some loyalists of the Tafo traditional council over disagreements on a piece of land at the Tafo cemetery.

The clashes were said to have resulted in injuries to a number of people.


Vehicular traffic in the area was brought to a standstill as a result of the riots. A number of vehicles and other properties were reportedly vandalized.

The clashes were said to have been ignited by an order from the Tafo chief for a fence wall which was being constructed around the Muslim section of the Tafo cemetery to be demolished.

According to reports, the Tafo chief claimed he was not informed about the construction, and so asked that the construction be halted.

On Wednesday, the chief was said to have sent men to demolish the fence but members of the Muslim community protested, resulting in the clashes.


The situation remained volatile as of 3pm. Police and military personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order.