A joint police and military team is patrolling parts of the Soboba District of the Northern Region after renewed clashes between two clans left one person dead.
The 30-year-old recurring feud, which is believed to be over a parcel of land between the Nankpantiib and Binafeeib clans, resulted in the burning of several properties on Wednesday.
Police say the joint team was dispatched following sporadic gunshots on Thursday morning.
The Northern Regional Police Crime Officer, Superintendent Bernard Baba Ananga, spoke to Citi News about the incident saying: “Police investigations were extended to other communities where we realized that the two clans were closer and have been farming within the area. We are yet to establish the reasons for the confusion. Security was beefed up within the Binafeeib community until Thursday morning when the fight extended to another community.”
According to Superintendent Bernard Baba Ananga, the latest security deployment to the areas involved and their adjoining communities is to prevent further reprisal attacks and maintain calm and order.
“On the blind side of the police, there was also another firing at another location. So the police and the military quickly moved to that location and realized that the people had burnt five houses in an attempt to attack the same clan which suffered the same destruction. They were given police and military protection and those responsible for this crime fled.”
“As we speak, we have a combined police and military task force on a 24-hour guard in the area. Our security has also been extended to the other communities so that those other places are also not attacked,” he added.