One shot in renewed Alavanyo-Nkonya clash

One person is seriously wounded and currently in critical condition after sporadic gunshots in Alavanyo on Sunday, August 27 by individuals believed to be from Nkonya, has gathered.

Assemblyman for the Alavanyo Agorve Electoral Area, Tsorkor Raymond, told Class FM’s Volta regional correspondent Emmanuel Atukpa that the injured is the ‘Odikro’ for the town has been rushed to the Kpando Hospital for medical attention.

According to him, “the people of Nkonya entered Alavanyo and even shot a man, our Odikro for the town”.

He said the incident has been reported to the police who dispatched personnel to the town. He revealed that the paramount chief is out of town and some emissaries has been sent to inform him about the latest incident.

It is barely months since a curfew imposed on the area was reviewed as the two towns have been under a dusk-to-dawn curfew over a protracted land dispute spanning almost a century.

Government announced the takeover of the disputed parcel of land between months ago however security expert, Emmanuel Bombande, has observed earlier in an interview with Class FM that the conflict between the people of Nkonya and Alavanyo has gone beyond land.

According to him, although the conflict may have been started by disagreement over land some nine decades ago, it has resulted in deep-seated resentment, mutual suspicion, and hatred among the two communities, and so if the government has taken over the land, it must also look at these issues as a way of finding lasting solutions to the problem.


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