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3 year-old girl suffers gunshot wound at Nakpachie, battles for life

A 3-year old girl who suffered a gunshot wound when a fight erupted between a Konkomba man and a Dagomba at Nakpachei in the Yendi municipality of the northern region, is fighting for her life, reports said.

The victim, identified as Ms. Issahku Fauzana, was rushed to the Yendi Government hospital for treatment.

Her sibling, Ms. Issahaku Adam who disclosed this to Zaa News was also shot while trying to escape with the little girl.

Recounting events, Mr. Adam said he was at home with the little girl when he heard gunshots and that immediately he went out to check, a man under a tree near their home shot them.

According to him, they were both got hit as they ran for cover.
He indicated that he was able to escape to a neighbor’s house where they assisted him by rushing the little girl to the Yendi hospital.

The earlier clash between the Konkonba man and the Dagomba man triggered a larger confrontation between the tribes resulting in the death of one person and the injuring of several others.  Authorities said Mallam Adam Alhassan, the Chief Imam of the community, was shot dead during the clashes.

About five houses were burnt, forcing residents to flee to Yendi and other communities.

Cause of clash. According to officials, it all started when a herd of pigs belonging to a Konkomba man destroyed a maize farm of a Dagomba man.

Angered by the destruction, the Dagomba man shot and killed one of the pigs, which sparked the fight between the two ethnic groups.
There were spontaneous attacks resulting in several people sustaining multiple injuries.

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