Fresh Bunkrugu violence killed 2, several houses burnt

Two persons have been killed and several houses burnt down in a renewed clashes between the Jafouk and the Jamon royal families in the Bunkrugu District chieftaincy disputes.


The gun battle between the two feuding family started on Tuesday 7pm at curfew hours and lasted for 30 minutes. The following Wednesday around 10pm the gun battle started again and lasted for eight (8) hours up to 5am Thursday morning.

It is not clear what triggered the new clashes, however, the Bunkrugu royals, the Jafouk and the Jamon families have been on each other throat for over eight years now following a chieftaincy dispute in the area.

Several people have lost their lives and properties worth millions of Ghana cedis are destroyed since the beginning of violence in the area.

They have since also been battling each other in court where the Jamon royal family is challenging the legitimacy Chief Alhaji Abuba from the Jafouk royal family who is currently occupying

A dawn to dusk curfew was imposed to prevent escalation of violence in the area, but the recent breach of security leaves fears among the people of Bunkrugu and its environs.


A female teacher in the area told that the situation is bloody, “we could not sleep yesterday night due the firing of gun shots, the sound of the guns where so loud. The police and military are not also many here. This place is not safe at all”.

She said, schools have been closed and both teachers and other workers are leaving the area, “As I’m speaking to you, I’m at the bus station with my colleagues looking for any means back to Tamale.

Meanwhile, combine Military and Police have been sent to security in the area to prevent further violence.


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