The police administration has confirmed that 35 houses were destroyed during the renewed chieftaincy clashes in Bunkprugu Township between the Jamong and Jafog Bimoba clans.
Three persons died whilst an unknown number of people have fled the area into neighboring Togo.
Women and children have over the years suffered the consequences of the dictatorship of the Jamong and Jafog Bimoba clans, who have fiercely been fighting over the Bimoba traditional area paramountcy.
The unending sporadic conflict in the area has adversely affected socio-economic activities there.
The root cause of the conflict according to the Paramount Chief of the Bimoba Traditional Area, Alhaji Abuba Naasimong, is chieftaincy-related.
However, Citi News has uncovered a political dimension of the conflict which could further escalate particularly this electioneering year.
Some angry women in the Bunkprugu Township in a Citi News interview threatened to boycott the general elections if the conflict continues.
They expressed their frustrations when the Acting Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor, led a team of security heads to the Bunkprugu Township on a fact finding mission.
They decried the impact of the incessant conflict on their livelihood and chanted, “No peace, no vote: no politics this year because we the Jafog people we won’t vote.”
The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor, reiterated the need for peaceful co-existence there.
He urged the two feuding factions to rethink their stance and forge ahead in unity.
John Kudalor tasked security operatives in the Bunkprugu Township to be tactful during their patrols and avoid excesses.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana