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2 dead from renewed clashes at Ahwiaa

botchway March 20, 2018

From Richard Owusu-Akyaw, Kumasi
Two people have reportedly died, following renewed clashes between two communities at Ahwiaa in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti region.
One male and female died yesterday, during the clash, which occurred for the fifth time in recent times. thus compelling residents to stay indoors with shops closed.
Speaking to an eyewitness on condition of anonymity, he explained that yesterday morning, around 11:47 am, he had a distress call from teachers of Awhiaa D/A Primary school, which is closer to the Zongo community, calling for security after they picked up some threatening noises around the boundaries of the school.
A few minutes later, another call came, indicating that someone has been beheaded. He explained that a lady from the Ashanti community was allegedly assaulted, which triggered a retaliation which led to the demise of the two persons.
Some of the residents in the area are calling for the authorities to introduce a dawn to dusk curfew, in an attempt to bring this seeming chronic hostilities to an end.
At the time of filing this report, The Chronicle gathered that the military and police had arrived at the troubled communities and are in full control of the situation.
Few months ago, a similar misunderstanding erupted in the said communities, which led to people sustaining machete wounds.
Until yesterday, the situation was brought under control, with people going about their normal businesses, as police personnel were deployed to the area to offer a 24 hour protection of the residents.
It is unclear if the police were not present at the time the incident reoccurred.

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