At least nine persons have been butchered as a result of a violent clash at Dagombaline, a suburb of Asawasi in the Asakore Mampong Municipality in the Ashanti region.
The violent clash between two factions, Dagombas and Sambas resulted in several houses as well as wooden structures being razed.
The wounded have been conveyed to the Manhyia Government Hospital for treatment.
One of the victims from the camp of the Dagombas, whose name was only given as Alaye, told Silver FM’s Akwadaa Nyame that, the attack was triggered by a man identified as Mallam Abdul Rahman who claimed that the land that they (Dagombas) occupied belongs to him and decided to pull down their properties.
That was fiercely resisted by the residents of the Dagombaline leading to the pelting of stones and sticks which could be described as a free for all fight among the two tribes.
A police team was later called in to restore calm but was also caught in the cross-fire as the officers received their share of the stones thrown by the residents.
When the police realized they could not stand the wrath of the aggrieved residents, fled the scene while the youth set some houses and structures ablaze, destroying properties worth thousands of cedis.
Some residents have also started fleeing the area for fear of reprisals.
Thieves have taken the fight as an opportunity to steal from the victims when they were on the run.
The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) was at the scene to quench the fire.
The Ashanti Regional Security Council has warned them to exercise restraint if they do not want to be imposed on curfew.