Man shot dead and another injured over stray goat

One person has been shot dead while another has been injured in Northern Gonja of Savannah Region in a scuffle between traditional warriors and an owner of a stray goat.

The goat owner, who was shot dead, and the warrior are all in the Damongo Government Hospital for autopsy and treatment respectively.

The scuffle ensued when two chiefs, one from Daboya in the Savannah Region and the other from Janga in the North-East Region, were claiming ownership and control over Kutula.

Narrating to the media Monday on what brought about the shooting, the Savannah Regional Minister, Saeed Muhazu Jibril, said “the issue happened in a village called Kutula in the North Gonja District where the people are predominantly Mamprusis”.

“The people are in Kutula Traditional Area…they are Mamprugu and they want to be part of Mamprugu District in the North-East Region because they trace their tribe from the North-East,” he explained to Sunrise host Alfred Ocansey.

“Because of their tribal lineage, they want to belong to the North-East Region and not the Savannah Region but because of the creation of the new regions, they are now in the Savannah Regions”.

Mr Muhazu Jibril added: “That portion of the land belongs to over six traditional areas,” explaining that “the Mempasem chief died and per their tradition, they must kill any stray animal they see loitering”.

“The Mamprugu people went to perform the funeral rites of the late chief and as they were going for the funeral, as per their tradition, any stray animal that will be seen must be killed.”

He explained that “few metres to the funeral ground, they saw a stray goat and so they wanted to kill this animal, but unfortunately the owner showed up and resisted so that the animal would not disturb”.

The Minister said, “the owner of the goat rushed to his room, brought out a gun and shot one of the warriors in the arm”.

Mr Muhazu Jibril added that warriors also retaliated by shooting the owner of the goat, thereby killing him instantly.

Check Also

Four communities to benefit from Hon. Habib getFund project.

Source:Savannanews24.com/Abdul Basit The Deputy Majority Chief whip and Member of Parliament Hon. Habib Iddrisu for …

Breaking news

Source: Savannanews24.com/Abdul Wahab A suspected Ebola virus case at the Tamale Central Hospital. The sample …

Togo declares state of emergency in North after

Togo’s government on Monday declared a “state of security emergency” in its Northern border region …

Asaase@2: We are not here to defame anybody, says Gabby

Source:asaaserasio.com Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, the board chairman of Asaase Broadcasting Company Ltd. has said that the media …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *