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One Injured in Renewed Nalerigu/Gambaga Land Dispute

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At least one person has been injured and hospitalized in a renewed violence over land between two indigenous tribes living at Taangbeni and Sumniboma in the Nalerigu/Gambaga municipality of the Northern Region.

Dozens of residents of Sumniboma are fleeing the community to the municipal capital and claim that members of the Taangbeni community attacked their homes Wednesday dawn and opened gunfire at the village outskirt.

One of the residents Inusah Issah, who escaped with his wife to Nalerigu spoke to Starr News by telephone through a local reporter, said members of his village were also arming to combat the attackers.

According to him, the violence was triggered Tuesday after residents of Taangbeni attacked and assaulted a native of the Sumniboma community who was working on the disputed land, which had been ruled in their favor by the King of Mamprugu Traditional Area.

Inusah said, the farmer who was attacked was severely beaten and currently being treated at a hospital in Nalerigu.

A native of Zikaya, a community closer to the troubled villages reported to Starr News that the violence had escalated this morning and people houses were being torched despite the presence of armed security forces.

Starr News could not immediately verify this claim but multiple reports including local reporters have confirmed violence was still raging.

The Municipal Chief Executive and local police in the area have both not responded to request comments.

The Regional police Public Relations Office said it was yet to receive reports about the incident.

Meanwhile, in the Gushegu municipality, fresh clashes on Monday between chinto and Kpanto villages left three people dead and dozens of thatched houses burnt completely.

The two villages have also been fighting over a land.

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