Conflict 17 year-old killed in Nkonya, Alavanyo clashes

The deceased, a native of Nkonya, was gunned down by some unidentified gunmen Friday and died at the Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital where she was rushed,

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A 17-year-old girl has been killed in a suspected renewed Nkonya, Alavanyo clashes in the Volta Region.

The deceased, a native of Nkonya, was gunned down by some unidentified gunmen Friday and died at the Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital where she was rushed, according to a Joy FM news report.

Meanwhile, the Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa, has stepped up security in the area in a bid to prevent further killings and destruction of properties.

He said some personnel from the Military Southern Command have been deployed to the border between Nkonya and Alavanyo to ensure peace.

The latest incident comes on the back of a shooting incident at Nkonya on Wednesday, April 21, 2017.

Two persons were reported dead with one other injured following the incident that occurred in a bush between the Nkonya and Alavanyo communities in the Volta Region.

-- Nkonya, Alavanyo chiefs suspended--

The Volta Regional House of Chiefs suspended the Paramount Chiefs and Queen Mothers of Nkonya and Alavanyo indefinitely for their failure to maintain peace between the two traditional areas.

Nana Soglo Alloh IV, President of the House, told the Ghana News Agency that the Standing Committee of the House decided to sanction the chiefs following a meeting with the Regional Minister on Thursday.

He said the suspension is to ensure that the traditional leaders take responsibility for the actions of their subjects.

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