One person is reportedly dead in a renewed clash between Doba and Kandiga in the Kassena-Nankana Municipal and Kassena-Nankana West District in the Upper East Region.

His death followed sporadic gunshots between the two communities last night. The clash is also said to have threatened the safety of road users plying the Bolgatanga-Navrongo road.

At the moment, the cause of the renewed disturbances is not yet known. However, the Police have said it has arrested five who are assisting with investigations.

Upper East Regional Police PRO, ASP David Fianko-Okyere, added that the suspects will be put before court soon.

“When the gunshots were heard, the Police and military moved in and contained the situation. As a result, calm has been restored in the area.

“One person was shot dead, and five persons were arrested in connection with the disturbances. Investigations are ongoing, and they will be processed for court for a decision to be made on them”.

ASP, Fianko-Okyere, also said security has been beefed up in the troubled area as Police continue the investigation into the incident.

In a related development in Bawku, there were also sporadic gunshots in some suburbs of Bawku on May 22, 2022.