Three Feared Dead In Renewed Clashes At Wanchike
Three persons are reported dead following a renewed chieftaincy dispute in the Wanchiki community in the Chereponi District of the North East Region.
This occurred when gunshots erupted in the community on Monday morning after tensions flared between the Jaabu and Forboru clans.
Information gathered indicates that an elderly woman, among the deceased, was shot when she refused to leave her house as attackers invaded the community.
It was also reported that several others who sustained gunshot injuries were in critical condition and had been referred to neighbouring Togo.
The chief of Wanchiki was allegedly assaulted while en route to Nalerigu, resulting in the vandalism of his vehicle.
In response, Wanchiki’s youth mobilized and retaliated against the community involved. The chief’s damaged car is being held at the Chereponi Police Station.
A close source indicated, “This morning, the chief of Wenchiki was on his way to Nalerigu for a meeting with the Vice President. Upon reaching the community called Danbu, the road was allegedly blocked with car tires, and the community members allegedly attacked, shot, and vandalized the windscreen of the car. The information got to Wenchiki, and residents took arms to retaliate, leading to the shooting incident.”