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17 arrested in clashes at Bimbilla

Police have arrested 17 people following gunfire exchanges in the Northern Regional town of Bimbilla on Thursday.

Two persons have been killed while eight others have so far been injured in the renewed clashes in the town following the installation of a new sub-chief.

As at 8:30 PM on Thursday, gunshots could be heard in the township, the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer ASP Ebenezer Tetteh said.

A joint security force comprising police and military men have been deployed to the area to forestall any disturbance.

The Ministry of Interior has since renewed the curfew on the town to between the hours of 4pm and 6am.

There has been sporadic violence in Bimbilla since 2014 after a contestant in the longstanding kinship dispute between members of the Gbugmayili gate was assassinated.
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