The Traditional Chief of Sayoo, a suburb of the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District in the Northern Region, Naa Singen Wamgu Kamoatag has allegedly been killed and including his son also died in a renewed land dispute.
Reports say two of his subjects who were in the community at the time of the clash also died.
The chief of Sayeegu, Woobjung Kamoutan ( whin in traditional parlance means termites cannot consume stone) and six others including his eldest son were reportedly killed by assailants who laid ambush for them.
The renewed land dispute between the Sayeegu and Sambiluk communities near Nakpanduri in the Bunkprugu- Yunyoo district of Northern region has sparked fears of reprisal attacks compelling residents to stay indoors.
Unconfirmed reports say the attack was carried out by a mob believed to be residents of Sambiluk.
The Sayoo’s Conflict, first sparked in April 2016 between two rival tribes, the Tamons and the Barow over a piece of parcel of land when the Chief of Barow claimed ownership over sparking violence.
A police officer Constable Frederick Dadzie was shot and several thatched houses were torched.
The Police have launched investigations in the latest incident as its not clear if the murdered Chief and his family trespassed on the disputed land.
Security has since been beefed up in the area but initial complaints said their response to SOS calls delayed because of the poor nature of the road.
Bodies of the chief and his family have been transported to the Nalerigu hospital.
Police in the area have confirmed the recent murder.
Source: Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1Mhz/ Isaac Nognya