Six people are feared dead in a recent shooting incident at Nkwanta South in the Oti Region.
According to eyewitnesses, armed assailants opened fire on residents at the Nkwanta Central Market early in the morning of Tuesday. The victims are currently receiving treatment at the Nkwanta St. Joseph Catholic Hospital.
The region has experienced tribal conflicts involving the Adele, Challa, and Akyode ethnic groups over land litigation issues. Recent skirmishes have also been linked to contention about a Yam Festival organized by the Akyode people in Nkwanta.
Despite efforts by the Oti Regional Security Council to resolve the issues, tensions persist. The Oti Regional Minister, Joshua Mukubu, stated that personnel have been deployed to investigate the trigger for the new attack.
The Regional Security Council has also engaged with chiefs and other opinion leaders to encourage residents to put down their weapons and restore peace.
In the meantime, police and military personnel have been deployed to maintain peace and ensure the safety of residents.