March 2, 2024
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1 shot dead, 4 injured in clash between Ofoase Zongo and Brenase youth

One person has been shot dead in a clash between the youths of Ofoase Zongo and Brenase in the Eastern Region.

Four others have also sustained gun shot wounds from the incident.

According to sources, the clash was a result of growing tension between residents of the two towns. The tension developed after some youth of Ofoase Zongo reportedly brutalised a young man from Brenase. The young man is alleged to have beaten a member of the Zongo community and caused damage to his motorbike.

The father of the victim and one other who went to the community upon hearing the incident were also attacked and handed over to the Police.

The series of events agitated the Brenase youth, however, their attempt to retaliate was foiled by the intervention of the Police.

On Wednesday, Brenase youth reportedly ambushed the Ofoase Zongo youth and allegedly opened fire on them leading to the casualty.

A resident who narrated the incident to Starr News said the youth of Brenase received intelligence that the Zongo youth of Ofoase have mobilised themselves in trucks and vehicles with weapons in an attempt to invade Brenase community.

Thus, they also mobilised and armed themselves on the streets to ambush their attackers.

A joint security team of armed Police and Military has since been deployed to the two communities.

According to the Akyemansa District Police Commander, Superintendent George Bawah the “situation is currently under control.”

He also revealed that four injured persons are responding to treatment.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Unit Committee, Yaw Akowia says despite the heavy presence of security personnel, the simmering feud is still palpable between the communities.

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