One killed in renewed chieftaincy clashes at Portor

One person has been killed in a gun battle between the two factions in the chieftaincy dispute at Portor near Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo region.

The conflict is between the Mo and Gonja ethnic groups according to the immediate past District Chief Executive for Kintampo North, Kojo Datiakwa.

“Now each tribe has installed a chief of Protor. The Gonjas shot and killed the Mo chief in the Mosque sometime last year and the Gonja chief sought refuge in Accra. He got back to town last night thinking that matters had cooled down,” Kojo Datiakwa explained.

The other side (Mos) got information that the Gonja chief was in town last night and that resulted in the disturbances that got one person killed,  he added.

Meanwhile, another former DCE for the area, Seidu Harrison told Joy News over a thousand residents especially women and children have fled the area to neighboring towns.

“About 4-5 year old children passed through the bush to Gulumpe. Some didn’t even know where to lodge, they were just roaming about,” Seidu Harrison indicated.

He said he and some other officials found places for the people to lodge and stated that over twenty of the Portor residents were at his house.

Seidu Harrison added that security has been beefed up in Portor

– myjoyonline

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