Information reaching the desk of OMG! Ghana reveals that residents of Hohoe in the Volta region has breached the curfew breached the curfew imposed on the area and burnt down two houses belonging to Muslims. The incident is said to have happened around the wee hours of today Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
Some residents of the Zongo community, terrified by the unceasing violence are said to be leaving the town.The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osumanu Nuhu Shaributu was in the town Tuesday to mediate between the Muslim Community and indigenes but it appears the visit did not achieve its intended objectives.
Hohoe Monday went up in flames when the Muslim youth - in reaction to the exhumation of the chief Imam whose body was dumped in the bush by the roadside – burnt the vehicle of the chief of the Gbi Traditional Area, Togbega Gabusu and vandalised his palace. The indigenes responded by looting and burning shops belonging to Muslims. The intervention of the security agencies established a semblance of calm even though the looting continued.
A 6pm to 6am curfew was imposed on the area on Monday evening but reports say it was breached Wednesday dawn. Stay tuned to OMG! Ghana for more on this story…