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Over 100 security men deployed to Chereponi after man was shot dead at wedding

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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More than 100 military and police personnel have moved into position to contain fresh violence in the Chereponi District of the North East region, following clashes between Konkonba and Chokosi ethnic groups.

One person has so far been confirmed dead after a shooting incident at a wedding ceremony Nawiek, a family community Friday.

Chief Executive for the area, Tahiru Abdul Razak, told Joy News the Konkonbas attacked the celebrants at the farming community close to the capital, Chereponi.

Mr. Razak says security has been intensified to avert reprisal attacks.

“As I speak I have 75 military men on the ground [with] about 40 police officers, to maintain law and order,” he added.

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According to the DCE, the violence has spread to other communities beyond Naweik. At Nasoni for instance, several homes have been burnt he noted.

Protracted violence

The relatively small town in northern Ghana has witnessed several communal violence in recent times over a fundamental disagreement over issues of land and political representation.

The two ethnic groups in the Chereponi district of the Northern Region have engaged in violence since the New Year.

Konkombas, who form the majority in the district, and Chokosis, a minority group have made the headlines for all the wrong reasons over a piece of land.

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