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Chereponi clashes: One person wounded, properties destroyed

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One person has been confirmed dead and dozens of weak mud- houses has as well been in flames in the violence allegedly triggered by an attack on a chokosi native of Togo who came last night to attend a pass out ceremony for her Ghanaian sister.

Reports indicate that the clashes in the Chereponi District started in the evening of Friday, 15 March 2019 at about 8pm.

More than 100 military and police personnel have moved into position to contain peace in the District of the North East region, following the clashes.

District Chief Executive (DCE) for Chereponi, Tahidu Abdul Razak, who confirmed the attacks said on Saturday that: “I have 75 military men on the ground [with] about 40 police officers, to maintain law and order”.

At least four people died and over 150 homes were torched during similar clashes in January 2019. Hundreds of people in the communities had to flee to neighbouring Togo during the bloody encounter.

The Northern Regional Security Council held a peace summit for both ethnic groups on Thursday, 10 January 2019 and a committee was set up to investigate the incident by the Minister for the Interior.

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