Two people have reportedly been shot dead following gunshots in the Wanchiki community in the Chereponi district in the North East Region over a chieftaincy dispute that broke out in the area Thursday morning.

Another person is said to be in critical condition after sustaining a gunshot wound. Several houses and properties have also been destroyed in the area.

It was later reported that if it hadn’t been the swiftly intervention of the security services, it would have been worse.

Earlier reports indicate that the chaos broke out after the Paramount Chief for Chereponi attempted to enskin a chief for a community in the Wanchiki area, but the chief of Wanchiki, Naa Abuba early Thursday morning enskinned a different person for the same community.

This sparked tension in the area resulting in gunshots with some sustaining injuries while properties being destroyed.

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