More Than 23 Houses Burnt Down in Chieftaincy Dispute in Northern Region
A group of armed men in Yong Dakpemyili, community fired several gunshots in the cause of the alleged chieftaincy conflict hence the fire outbreak.
More than 23 houses are completely burnt at Yong Dakpemyili, a community in the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern Region of Ghana.
The calamity occurred yesterday, Thursday evening over an alleged chieftaincy dispute.
Reports say a group of armed men fired several gunshots in the cause of the alleged chieftaincy conflict hence the fire outbreak.
According to some residents who spoke with SN24 News, chieftaincy disputes have existed at Yong Dakpemyili for decades.
They blamed the security for failing to control the issue despite the quick information they sent to them.
A victim, Abdul Fatawu whose house was burnt beyond recognition said he was shocked to see his residence being set ablaze.
He admitted that although chieftaincy disputes have existed in the community he has never indulged himself in the confusion so he did not understand why his house should be razed down.
He said several properties such as Television sets, funs, bags of rice, bags of maize, money, personal belongings of not less than 50,000 GHC are lost to the fire.
The Northern Regional Police Commander COP Timothy Yoosa Bonga who confirmed the incident to SN24 News said found shells of bullets in the community that indeed might have triggered the fire outbreak.
He said the Police command is not only going to attribute the occurrence to only chieftaincy conflict rather they are looking at the people putting the law in their hands, burnt houses, and firing gunshots, something he said is an uproar of public and the nation’s peace.
He assured that although no one has been arrested over the calamity the police command will haunt and fish out the perpetrators and submit them before the law courts.