Karaga: One dead, curfew imposed after clash between residents, military

A dusk to dawn curfew has been imposed on Karaga and nearby towns in the Northern region following a bloody clash between residents and military personnel on Monday, 25 March, 2024, leaving one dead and three injured.

The violence was triggered by the enskinment of a rival regent following the death of a self-proclaimed Chief of the community.

Reports say a group of supporters, had gathered at the regent’s house to pay homage, but they were blocked by soldiers resulting in a confrontation that later escalated into violence, with some individuals allegedly hurling stones at the military
There is relative calm in the area following the heavy deployment of police – military personnel to prevent reprisal attacks.

It will be recalled that in 2022, Yaa Naa Mahamadu Abukari II, the Overlord of Dagbon, appointed Mahami Natogmah as the legitimate chief of Karaga.

However, the immediate past regent contested this appointment and continued to occupy the position, asserting himself as the chief of Karaga.
Following the death of the self-proclaimed chief last week, his supporters attempted to enskin his eldest son as the new regent.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *