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Chief Imam Confirmed Dead in Bloody Clash in Yendi over a Pig

A least one person has been killed with several houses in the Nakpachie community in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region burnt after a clash erupted between two groups.

Information gathered by TV3 shows that the clash began after a pig was shot and killed by a farmer after it strayed into his farm and destroyed produce on the farm.

Yendi Divisional Police Crime Officer Happy Michael Addai confirmed to TV3 Midday News, Thursday, that one person has died from the clash.

The police identified the deceased as Adam Alhassan who is a 50-year old Chief Imam in one of the villages within the Yendi Municipality.

“We saw a dead body when we did preliminary investigations, and we saw that, the person killed was shot in the stomach with the intestines all coming out,” Mr. Addai to TV3 News.

Narrating what led to the incident, the Yendi Divisional Crime Officer said a farmer who was angered by a pig destroying his yields shot the pig dead and this did not go down well with the owner of the pig.

“A man called Alhassan Jibril, a farmer, harvested his corn and left some on his field to be collected later, then somebody’s pig went to destroy the harvested corn and he met the pig on the field and shot it dead,” the Crime Officer recounted.

He added that the pig owner approached the man to find out why he killed his pig, and this resulted in a confrontation, and the man’s gun went off and hit the farmer in the thigh, which angered his people leading to reprisals.

He also confirmed that some houses in three settlements and a motorbike were burnt down in the clash.

So far, one person is in police custody pending further investigations, but the one responsible for killing the deceased Chief Imam is still on the run.

“We have arrested the one who shot the man in the thigh for having killed his pig, and that man has since been sent before the Circuit court and has been remanded in prison custody.”

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