Seven people have been murdered and several injured in a conflict at Lukula in the North Gonja District of the Savannah Region.
The outbreak of violence reportedly started between the Mamprusi and Gonja tribal groups in the region.
There is an ancient feud between the tribes, which resurfaced on Tuesday, May 30, after reports that the Mamprusi side had sent warriors to prevent the arrival of a rival chief from Daboya.
The Lukula and Nyoagbini communities were attacked, and many houses were torched on Thursday, June 1, 2023.
This has forced the residents to flee to the neighbouring West Mamprusi Municipality in fear for their lives.
The National Security warned both sides on June 30, urging them to withdraw their warriors from the villages.
Following the warning, police personnel were sent to the area, leading to the arrest of some suspects.
They also confiscated 10 motorbikes that belonged to the suspects.
Meanwhile, the fleeing residents said the Gonja traditional warriors have refused to leave the village.
Fighting between the two groups has been going on for years since the creation of the new regions.
Security Analyst Adam Bonaa said a curfew is advised to restore calm and sanity within both communities.
In August 2019, 34 houses were torched, while two persons died in a similar attack in Lukula.
The fight erupted between the groups in the community over the siting of a mosque.
Again, in November 2021, violence erupted in Lukula over which group had the right to take royalties from the Fulani settlers in the community.