Five people have sustained gunshot wounds after a clash between Ampatano and Kanfakrom youth in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region on Saturday, July 31.
According the Assemblyman in the area, Mr. Jude Kanfa explained that, a JHS pupil from Ampatano community, schooling in Kanfakrom reported to his parent that his phone had been stolen at school.
However, this prompted the father to confront some Kanfakrom youth suspected to have stolen the phone leading to a brawl between the two parties.
Also, Mr. Kanfa explained that, two days after the brawl, some Kanfafrom youth mobilised themselves to attack the boy and his mom at the farm.
He said, ” When the youth attacked the boy and his mom at the farm, the boy escaped to report the incident to the his father which he also mobilised some youth from Ampantano to attack the gang with guns, leading to five people from Kanfakrom to sustain gunshot wounds.”
Moreover, the Assemblyman stated that, there has been bad blood between the two communities even before he was born and any trivial issue concerning the communities triggers a clash.