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N/R: Chieftaincy menace claims 24 houses

At least Twenty-four (24) houses have been set ablazed in a chieftaincy dispute between two rival chiefs in Yong Dakpem Yili, a Suburb of Tamale metropolis.

Farm products by some farmers and others several properties at the area have also been dismantled in the violence that erupted on Thursday evening.

An eyewitness, Noah Nash Hoenyefia, said that the conflict has forced women and children to take refuge in nearby towns.

It is still not known what have sparked the latest disturbances but sources, however, say one of the faction was performing funeral rites which the other faction said they did not have the authority to do so.

Currently, security personnel have been deployed to help bring the situation under control.

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