Five people have reportedly been injured in a clash between supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Chereponi in the Northern region.

a bloody clash between supporters of the NPP and NDC on Monday night.

Confirming the incident to Ultimate News’ Eliasu Tanko, the District Chief Executive of Chereponi in the Northern region Hajia Mary Nakobu said the clash erupted at the market square when some NPP members who had returned from a final rally started pelting stones at their rival supporters.

She added an unknown persons opened shots at the fighting crowd and injured 6 persons.

Five persons all loyal of the NPP sent to the Chereponi hospital have been referred to Mungo a community in  neighbouring Togo for treatment.

One Kwabena a native of Kablani is reported dead, a report yet to be independently verified .

Three wooden pavilions belonging to the NDC and stores for individuals were set ablaze at the market causing massive damage to properties.

The DCE was unable to explain what triggered the clash, however this is the second time supporters of the two parties have clashed.

Earlier one was in September where three reportedly suffered stone injuries.

Hajia said she had call for a military intervention because the police were unable to headoff the disturbances.

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The police fled the scene after being outnumbered, the DCE claimed.

“The police are there they couldn’t control it so I’m calling on the army; they said they have taken off. Here, the police are not many ,they are even up to 10 and they have to also fight for their lives”.

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Hajia said random gunshots could still be heard and stores still blazing .

Ultimate News sources have confirmed that armed military personnel have been dispatched from Yendi to quell the escalating violence.

By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Eliasu Tanko

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