Chief killed over land dispute

A sub-chief of the Tulwe Traditional Area of the Central Gonja District of the Savannah Region identified as Mujipewura has been allegedly killed by unknown assailants over a land dispute between the Tulwe Traditional Area and the Kakpande Traditional Area.

The sad development happened in the late hours of Thursday, March 30.

The two traditional areas have over the past decade been battling a land dispute, which is currently before the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs.

According to 3news.com sources, the slain chief was keeping watch over the land for the Tulwe paramountcy when he was killed.

“The killing of the chief has heightened tension in the area,” the source said.

Though it is not confirmed who the perpetrators are, the people of Tulwe Traditional Area suspect the people of Kakpande are responsible for the killing of the chief.

On Wednesday, March 29, Savannah Region Minister and chairman of the Savannah Regional Security Council (REGSEC) Saeed Muhazu Jibril led a delegation off REGSEC to pay a courtesy call on the newly enskinned Yagbonwura Bii-Kunuto Jewu Soale I at his private residence in Damongo.

The Minister appealed to the new Yagbonwura to intervene in the land dispute between the Tulwe and Kakpande traditional areas.

“Jira, the land dispute between Tulwe and Kakpande is a big issue for us and since you are from the Tulwe area, I am sure you are privy to this issue and I want you to support us restore peace in the area.”

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