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Death toll in Nkwanta shooting rises to 8

Death toll in Nkwanta shooting rises to 8

Features, Ghana News
The death toll in the ethnic clashes at Adele Challa and Akyode communities in the Oti Region has risen to eight. Several properties have been destroyed and residents have fled for safety leaving behind a ghost town. The region has witnessed tribal conflicts involving the Adele, Challa, and Akyode ethnic groups over land litigation issues. However, in recent times contention about a Yam Festival being organized by the Akyode people in the Nkwanta town led to fresh skirmishes. Despite attempts by the Oti Regional Security Council to resolve the issue, skirmishes have continued to plague the town. On Tuesday, the Interior Ministry imposed a 13-hour-long curfew on Nkwanta township and banned the carrying o...

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