Two persons have been reported dead and several houses burnt in Bunkprugu in the Northern region after two families clashed on Wednesday over a renewed chieftaincy dispute.

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It is, however, unclear what triggered the latest clashes.

The chieftaincy dispute has been in court for eight years but that has not stopped the factions from going at each other from time to time.

Numerous deaths have been recorded between Jamong and Jafog clans in the Bunkprugu traditional area.

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There are have also been attempts for peaceful co-existence in between the two clans.

Police in the Northern region have begun investigations into what caused the death of two in Bunkprugu.