17 individuals have been rounded up by police and military forces in Bimbila after a renewed chieftaincy violence that killed two and injured eight including little children.
He said fatalities toll which still remained two may rise because scores were thought to have been ambushed and killed. The Bimbila hospital medical superintendent Dr. Osman Abdallah said the injured included three little children, two male and three female adults.He said the two male adults were fatally wounded but were being treated alongside the other victims.“Very serious because the two of them were shot in the neck but the children are fine”, Dr. Osman revealed.
Heavy gunfire erupted Thursday between two factions of same chieftaincy gate (Gbrumayili gate) in the Nanung Traditional Area resulting in two deaths.The Dasana and Dawuni factions engaged in a gun battle after the contentious Regent of the town installed a subchief.
The regent allegedly disregarded security warnings and went ahead with the ceremony sparking the relaxed chieftaincy dispute.At least more than seven houses went up in flames and many have fled the township.An emergency curfew have been re-imposed from now 4pm to 6am.The intra tribal unrest escalated in July 2014 when the overlord of Bimbila was slained.Violence broke again and 12 persons were shot to death in August following an insubordination of some butchers who refused to offer a slaughter to the regent because he wasn’t recognized as the legitimate traditional ruler.
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