REGSEC deploys more men to Saboba over Konkomba-Chokosi conflict

Date: Monday May 20, 2019, 6:31 pm

By: WatchGhana.Com/Akyereba Kwabena

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The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) in trying to bring the violent conflict between Konkombas and Chokosis in the Saboba District of the North East Region under total control, has deployed more armed military and police personnel to the area, WatchGhana.Com has filed. 
The security personnel are expected to protect human lives and properties as well as to arrest suspicious characters and retrieve weapons.
Conflicts between the Konkombas and Chokosis in Chereponi and Saboba Districts in the last few months have seen several loss of human lives, firing of dangerous weapons, burning of houses, farmlands and foodstuffs.
In almost all the cases, pregnant women, children, the aged and persons living with disability are the most affected. Women and children always have to flee their towns to safer grounds for refuge, sometimes under the protection of armed security personnel.
The protracted communal violence between the Konkombas and Chokosis has escalated for about four times in less than a year, June 2018, January 2019, March 2019 and May 2019, resulting in massive destruction of lives and property.
The five suspects arrested by the security in Saboba
Fresh fight broke out between the Chokosis and Konkombas in the Saboba District last weekend resulting in the death of two persons. The incident was as a result of a contention over a small piece of farmland between the Chokosis in Nambiri Zongo and Konkombas in Tombo community both in the Saboba District. The joint military-police team deployed to area has managed to apprehend five (5) persons in connection with the violence. So far two (2) single barrel guns and 73 cartridges have been retrieved from the suspects by the security operatives. 24 cartridges were retrieved from suspects yesterday at Tambo and 49 from suspects today at Bonbaba.
Weapons retrieved from the suspects
Some communities have also been burnt down by both feuding parties including Koli, a Chokosi community near Nambiri and Nanduni community within the Konkomba area. The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Yussif Tanko has confirmed this report at a media briefing in Tamale. He said all the suspects are in police custody assisting with investigations.
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Source: WatchGhana.Com/Akyereba Kwabena

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