At least six people are feared dead and scores others injured in Wednesday dawn raid by unknown gunmen on the Kalampor community in the East Gonja district of the Northern region.
The exchanges which begun at 4:am occurred when the gunmen invaded the community and started shooting indiscriminately at people including Muslims preparing for morning prayers.
The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Yussif Tanko confirmed the incident to Adom News.
A resident, Nuruden Amadu who escaped the attack said the gunmen secretly entered the community and targeted the chief’s palace.
But he managed to escape to Salaga with his wounded colleague adding that several people sustained gunshot wounds and six died on the spot.
The cause of the attack has been linked to the long-standing chieftaincy dispute between the communities.
The attack comes as the Kalampor chief who is not recognized by the paramount Kafabar chief was also preparing to celebrate the Damba festival.
ASP Mohammed Yussif Tanko said the police have been dispatched to the scene to ascertain the situation.
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Source: Adom News/Illiasu Abdul Rauf