TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER, 2007
3 KILLED IN KONKOMBA, BIMOBA CONFLICT
STORY BY: CINCENT ADEDZE, TAMALE.
The protracted conflict between Konkombas and the Bimobas in the Northern Region erupted last Sunday leaving in its wake three persons dead and many others injured.
The reporter reaching the Daily Graphic also said a number of houses in various communities were burnt and properties running into billions of cedis destroyed and /or looted.
The Police, under the command of the Northern Regional Commander, Mr. Ephraim Brakatu, have since moved to the areas to take control and to restore calm.
According to the sources, the renewed conflict arose from a misunderstanding arose from a Bimoba man and a Konkomba man at the Jimbali market in the district.
Three houses in the Jimbali area were reported burnt immediately after the conflict erupted.
The situation degenerated when other believed to be from the two ethnic group in contention, mobilized themselves and attacked one another after news went round that their kinsmen were involved in a fight at the market.
Source at the Bureau of Investigations (BNI) that confirmed the story, however, told the Daily Graphic in Tamale yesterday that the security agencies were yet to ascertain the remote and immediate causes of the disturbances.
The sources further said the extent of the damage to property was yet to be known and that the BNI was in the process of confirming casualties that resulted from the disturbances.
Members of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) also meet yesterday and adopted measures to forestall further disturbances in the area.