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Bawku Conflict Being Used As A Revenge Platform By The Youth

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You may have heard of the Bawku conflict when growing up. The lives that were lost in the past, the burning and destruction of properties, and significant destruction of personal relationships amongst groups. This is happening all over again.

It has been revealed that, the current situation in Bawku is not just about Chieftancy, it has gone beyond Chieftaincy dispute. In other words, the occurrences during the Chieftaincy dispute in the past have fueled other social issues.

For this reason, the youth who once witnessed the past are trying to settle scores in the past. This current conflict gives them the opportunity to significantly cause pain to a group that made them feel pain in the past.

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On live television, on a morning show, a representative of the West Africa Centre for Counter-Extremism, Mr. Muqthar Mumuni, made an outstanding contribution to the conflict in Bawku.

He established that, what we see at Bawku at the moment is beyond the Chieftaincy dispute. It is more of an envelope of conflicts addressed as Chieftaincy.

He designated that, the youth involvement in the Bawku conflict is more of a revenge attack of their woes in the past. In other words, the youth of the town are taking advantage of the conflict to settle scores with other groups of individuals who did bad to them in the past.

Therefore, there is a need for government to reapproach the conflict from a different perspective. Thus, the government of Ghana should not think it can solve the issue by only settling the Chieftaincy disputes seen on the surface.

Source: Time: 1:46:00

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