Heavy Security Deployed To Katula After Clash Left One Person Dead
Heavy security has been deployed to Kutula, a community in the Savannah Region, following which left one person dead.
Reports gathered indicated that two chiefs- one from Janga in the North East Region and Daboya in the Savannah Region are claiming ownership and control over the community.
According to a media-based station in Accra, the incident happened on Saturday, June 11, when armed men who were transiting on a motorbike abruptly made a stop at the Kutula community and started ransacking livestock and other properties belonging to residents.
This resulted in the residents confronting the armed men and preventing them from taking their properties.
The armed men began firing gunshots in the process which led to the death of one person, who was persisting on taking back his goat which had been captured by the armed men.
The Paramount chief of Janga, Naa Seidu Nantogmah, said the incident has left the entire community in a tensed and unpredictable situation. ” Security came and asked them, and the residents told them what has happened.
They [security men] went to them [armed men] and came back with empty hands that they have not seen those who killed him [deceased]”.
This one you will say investigation but you went to meet them with their guns, AK-47, and others, walking in the whole town.
They are not military people or security people.
They must be arrested to let them know that they can’t take the law into their own hands, doing what they are doing”, he said.
The chief confirmed that Police personnel from the Savannah Region have been deployed to patrol the area after taking custody of the deceased victim.
The armed men have been identified as traditional militias coming from Daboya in the Savannah Region, and they were deployed to protect a funeral ceremony in one disputed community.
Speaking to an Accra-based station, the Savannah Regional Minister, Saeed Muhazu Jibril, assured that the security personnel on the ground will bring back calm and prevent further escalation. ” As I speak, we have detailed enough security to the place to maintain peace and also to make sure that the warriors are flushed out”.
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