Video: Destruction in Chereponi

Two ethnic groups in the Chereponi district of the Northern Region have engaged in violence since the New Year.

Konkombas, which is in the majority in the district, and Chokosis, a minority group have made the headlines for all the wrong reasons over a piece of land.

Chereponi has had a checkered history of violence triggered by a fundamental disagreement over issues of land and political representation.

A security source has told, Konkomba assailants have burnt down 10 villages while Chokosis have destroyed five.

Security agencies are yet to release information on the extent of the damage beyond reports that in total, at least 150 mud houses have been torched.

There is a 4 pm to 7 am curfew in Chereponi but it has not stopped residents fleeing into Togo although it has brought an uneasy calm in the area.

Below is a video of some of the happenings in the district.

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