Dome Faase near Obom Domeabra in the Greater Accra Region has become a ‘ghost town’ after yesterday’s bloody clash between two military men and some civilians suspected to be land guards.
According to reports we have gathered, most of the residents have fled to neighbouring communities after heavy security was deployed into the community to restore calm.
Over 60 residents of the town have so far been arrested following the clashes.
What caused the clash?
Two military personnel and some civilians clashed with residents of the town over a land boundary dispute.
The coalition of Ga communities which comprises of over 20 communities and share a border with the Eastern Region alleged that the Mponuahene of Akyem Apadwa and the Akyem Traditional Council were taking their farmlands from them hence the resistance that led to the chaos.
However the Chief of Obom Traditional Council, Nii Kpakpo Amartey has called on the Presidency to act swiftly to resolve this dispute before it escalates.
“Practically, we are not in an era of tribal intimidation. So the Akyem Mponua hene and the estate development company should be mindful that administrative boundaries do not serve as chieftaincy boundaries. Moreover, nobody is above the laws of the country. We are stating emphatically that we will not sit idle and watch on for these atrocities to go on. We the members of the affected communities are prepared to tame them as men of valour and might. We are certain that the office of the President will not superintend over land guard issues so the office must act swiftly to bring the activities of these hooligans to a halt before any escalation.”
One of the two Military men who was assaulted by the angry crowd said they were wrongly assaulted.
“Our work is that we give warning shots so when the other side stops, both leaders will sit down and talk. But this one didn’t happen like that. They came and attacked us and said we came here voluntarily and not by assignments. We are known soldiers and we are not doing illegal or criminal work. My major concern is that the people didn’t ask us anything and they started beating us.”