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Savannah Region: Two dead in violent clash at Lukula

Police in the Savannah Region have confirmed the death of two persons in a violent clash at Lukula, a farming community in the region.
According to reports, the conflict broke out between two factions over the siting of a mosque in the town.
Regional Minister Salifu Adam Braimah together with the Regional Police Command have since visited the area.
Northern Regional Police PRO, DSP Mohammed Yussif Tanko in an interview with the media said the Police are currently on the lookout for the perpetrators of the violence.
He however said the Police have been able to calm the violent situation.
The Savannah Regional Police Command received information from Lukula, a farming community in the Daboya district to the effect that conflict has broken out between two Mamprusi factions over the siting of a mosque in the community. The Regional Minister and his deputy and some other high ranking officials and security men left Damango to the community to ascertain the extent of the conflict.”
“Two persons were confirmed dead. Calm has been restored to the area. The Police Command is investigating the case to ensure that perpetrators are arrested and prosecuted. Meanwhile, the two factions have been appealed to, to allow peace to reign in the area. Police are monitoring the situation very well.”
The Savannah Minister, Salifu Adam Braimah subsequently deployed the military personnel to the town to reduce the tension among the feuding factions.

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