Zongo youth clash with Tafo chief over cemetery; 2 dead
Vehicular traffic in the area was brought to a standstill as a result of the riots. A number of vehicles and other properties were reportedly vandalized.
The clashes were said to have resulted in two deaths and many injured.
Vehicular traffic in the area was brought to a standstill as a result of the riots.
A number of vehicles and other properties were also reportedly destoyed.
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.
Police arrived in the town led by the regional police commander, DCOP Kofi Boakye with support from the military.
The combined military and police personnel have been stationed at the area to maintain law and order.
Meanwhile, a curfew has been imposed in the area following the clashes.
The curfew which runs from 6pm to 6am was imposed by the Regional Security Council.
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