Bimbilla Weeps For Slain Overlord

Naa-DasanaThe body of the late overlord of Nanumba traditional area, Naa Abdulai Dasana Andani, arrived at Bimbilla for burial and funeral ceremony..

Thousands of residents of Bimbilla and the surrounding communities who thronged the principal streets of the Bimbilla and the chief’s palace to catch a glimpse of the casket   bearing the body of the late chief.

The late overlord of Nanumba traditional area, Naa Andani, was attacked and murdered on his prayer mat in his yard when he was observing his evening prayers in his yard.

Four others, were also killed while five others sustained gunshot wounds by unknown assailants.

The attackers who besieged the chief’s palace between 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, were said to be wearing police and military uniform with masks on their faces.

The residents alleged that the attackers, after killing the late chief and four others, fired indiscriminately while they bolted from the scene.

So far, seven people suspected to be involved in the chief’s murder have been arrested.

The DCE for the area, Alhaji Mohammed Ibn Abass and the Nanumba North District Police commander, ASP C. K. Tetteh, are among the suspects in those being held by the police for questioning.

Residents who lined up along the main street to catch a glimpse of the remains of the late chief wept uncontrollably.

Some of the women, mostly the elderly wailed and rolled on the ground like children.

The elderly could not console the young ones who were totally dejected.

Everything went hay wire when the ambulance conveying the casket of the body of late chief arrived in the area.

Some of the residents, in an interview with The Ghanaian Times, described the late chief as peace loving who did not deserve the treatment meted out to him.

The Deputy Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji A B A Fuseini and the members of the Northern Regional Security Council were at Bimbilla to witness the burial ceremony of the late overlord. Also present, were some District Chief Executives.

Security was so tight at Bimbilla as hundreds of a combine team of police and military personnel were stationed at vantage points to maintain law and order. From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Bimbilla

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