Churches, Mosques burnt in Tafo clashes
Vehicular traffic in the area was brought to a standstill as a result of the riots.
Some residents of the Muslim community at Tafo in Kumasi on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, clashed with some loyalists of the Tafo traditional council over disagreements on a piece of land at the Tafo cemetery.
The clashes was reported to have resulted in two deaths and many injured.
A number of vehicles and other properties were also reportedly destoyed.
This prompted the security to imposed a curfew in the area following the clashes.
The clashes were said to have been ignited by an order from the Tafo chief for a fence wall which was being constructed around the Muslim section of the Tafo cemetery to be demolished.
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According to reports, the Tafo chief claimed he was not informed about the construction, and so asked that the construction be halted.
On Wednesday, the chief was said to have sent men to demolish the fence but members of the Muslim community protested, resulting in the clashes.
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