Four people have been shot and are in critical condition after sustaining gunshot wounds in a renewed chieftaincy clash between two factions at Kpatinga in the Gusheigu District of the Northern region.
Northern Regional Police command Public Relations Officer, ACP Thomas Culasi, who confirmed the development to Joy News, said nine houses have also been torched in Friday evening’s shooting incident.
ACP Culasi said armed military and police personnel have also been deployed to the area and would be at Kpatinga.
As a result of the clash, a self-imposed curfew has been placed at Kpatinga.
The incident, caused by a renewed clash over a reported chieftaincy feud, also left several houses burnt with people fleeing the town for safety.
But the residents, who stayed behind, have refused to step out or go about their daily activities.
A resident told Joy News, the tension in the area is causing fear and panic.
According to him, although the shooting has stopped, people are not sure of the next action, therefore, the decision to stay indoors.
The resident said the town is quiet but women are still fleeing from the area the gunshots were heard to other parts of the community.