Two people have been confirmed dead at Monjipe, a farming community in the North East Gonja District of the Savannah region last night (Wednesday 1st January,2020) .
The two, Abdul Karim Alhassan and Amadu Ambali died before the police in Salaga moved in to restore calm to the area.
One other person whose name was only given as Karim was fortunate, and is currently receiving treatment at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
A joint police and military have since been patrolling the area which as of last night turned to a ghost town.
The two were sent to the community by the chief of Kpalibusi to inform the Monjipe chief that payment of the annual royalties to the skin was due. Narrating the incident to Zaa News, the Chaani Wura, Dari Salifu who was one of the 3 elders sent by the Kpalibusi Chief said the chief’s delegation were ambushed and shot.
Chaaniwura explained that, Monjipe is under Kpalibusi traditional area but the Monjipe chief, Abdul Rahman Buari decided to pay allegiance to the Kpambe Wura and Tulga Na.
’’We raised security concerns during the process that led to the enskinment of Monjipe chief but they ignored us’’. We expected the Kpambe wura and the Tugana to also allow due and the right process during the Monjipe chief but they didn’t, Chaani Wura claimed.
One of the victims who narrowly escaped death Salifu Wumaya told Zaa News that one of the youth was captured by the Monjipe people and his where about is still unknown.
The Kpalibusi chief has officially lodge complain with the North East Gonja district police identifying Monjipe chief and one Jejiwura who are said to be on the run, as prime suspects . No arrested have been made yet.