The youth chief of Japekrom has been confirmed dead in a clash of his town with a neighbouring town, Drobo in the Brong Ahafo Region.

He was among several others returning from a festival when they were attacked by an irate youth of Drobo.

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15 others also sustained gunshots wounds when unknown persons suspected to be natives of Drobo ambushed them.

Nana Adom of a local radio station, Anidaso FM said the youth in the area have resolved to launch a reprisal attack.

He indicated that the Japekrom youth are convinced the youth in Drobo deliberately attacked them just to mar their festival.

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Nana Adom noted that but for the intervention of the chief of Japekrom, the youth would’ve mobilised to attack the people of Drobo.

Though there are joint police and military personnel in the area, the journalist said their numbers weren’t enough to stop any reprisal attacks if they do happen.

There are just eight military men and few policemen who are finding it difficult to control the youth of Japekrom. We need reinforcement,” he stressed.

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