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Security tightened at Nkonya-Alavanyo towns

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Ghana PoliceA large number of police cum military personnel were on Wednesday deplored to the Nkonya and Alavanyo towns to forestall escalation of hostilities between the two neighbouring traditional areas.

Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, Volta Regional Minister, who told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Wednesday, said the curfew in the area would be vigorously enforced.

He confirmed reports of sporadic shootings at the early hours of Wednesday from both sides, saying the security was on the ground and closely monitoring the situation.

The two traditional areas have been litigating over a piece of land over the past eighty years and which sometimes degenerate into skirmishes and ambushes resulting in deaths.

The latest was the reported shooting to death of two people at Alavanyo-Kpeme on Monday with one other injured.

Mr Afotey-Agbo said traditional authorities would be invited to Accra shortly to meet security chiefs over the recent developments.

A government supported mediating initiative led by the Evangelical Presbyterian and Catholic Churches in the Volta Region was about clinching permanent peace between the sides but the process appeared to have been stalled.

Source: GNA

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