At Kpatinga in the Gushegu District of the Northern Area, Fresh Chieftaincy violence erupted Friday morning between rival factions.
According to residents, the violence began at about 2 am and continued until 5 am when fighting was temporarily stopped by a heavy downpour in the area.
Information collected suggests that a party of armed men invaded and set ablaze a rival chief palace.
This triggered a reprisal, according to the information , leading to the gun battle in the presence of armed police stationed in the city.
No casualty reports have yet been confirmed, but sources have revealed to Kamlimks.com that the regional safety council has been briefed on the latest progress.
Due to unresolved differences in chieftaincy that led to the loss of lives and destruction of land, Kpatinga remained one of the troubled spots in the Northern Region.
Writer: Kwesi Afful
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