Kumasi: Six people injured in violent clash

About six people have suffered injuries in a fight between some residents of Ntonso in the Kwabre East Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

The clash is said to have started on Sunday evening at a drinking pub known as No Size Pub.

Reports from the area indicate that the violence was renewed on Monday morning (July 5, 2021) when some youth, supposedly from the local Zongo community, vandalised shops belonging to others.

This situation prompted retaliation from those who had perceivably been wronged.

A full-on confrontation then ensued, resulting in the destruction of other properties, including cars.

The Municipal Chief Executive for Kwabre East, Nana Osei Assibey Bonsu, noted that the initial report indicated that the clash was due to a drinking spot operating beyond the mandated hours.

Consequently, some schools in the area were closed, as parents rushed to the Ntonso R/C Primary, a teacher Justina Appia Kubi told the media.

Meanwhile, police have been deployed to ensure that the situation is contained to prevent any further escalation.

Pockets of clashes have been recorded in the Ashanti region in the past two weeks, including bloody confrontations on campus at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Ejura military shooting.

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KNUST clash

On Saturday, July 3, 2021, some students of the University Hall (Katanga) and the Unity Hall (Conti) engaged in a free-for-all fight, leaving many badly wounded.

The students attacked each other in a scuffle with broken bottles and other weapons, including machetes, during a screening process for SRC elections.

This resulted in the suspension of all activities leading to the 2021 SRC elections by the Management of the University.

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Ejura protest and shooting

In the Ejura incident, scores of irate youth stormed the streets in the community to demand justice over the murder of Ibrahim Muhammed, aka Kaaka, a social activist.

However, the situation got out of hand at a police station, prompting military reinforcements.

In the ensuing misunderstandings, at least six demonstrators were shot, and two died.

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