Samir fans attacked … After humiliating defeat of Bukom Banku

Bastie SamirSUPPORTERS of boxer Bastie Samir were attacked last Saturday night after his shocking victory against Braimah Kamoko.
Samir stopped Braimah, popularly known as Bukom Banku, in the seventh round – ending his unbeaten record at the Bukom Boxing Arena in a fight watched by thousands.
But the jubilation for Bastie’s supporters living in Bukom was cut short.
Joy News’ Maxwell Agbagba has been in the community and reports that there is tension among community members.
Supporters of Bukom Banku, Joy News learned, harassed Bastie’s supporters for jubilating following his victory.
For many of Banku’s fans, they do not understand why as Bukom people they should rejoice over Banku’s loss.
Some of them who spoke to Maxwell said their shops and other properties were set on fire by supporters of Bukom Banku.
“I have been interacting with a gentleman whose makeshift shop where he sells mobile phone credits was destroyed and some of the community members are saying the people who were attacked were fans of Bastie Samir,” Maxwell said.
He added that a gentleman who claimed to be an opinion leader in the community deleted videos his cameraman had taken of the charred buildings.
The same man took his phone and deleted pictures he had personally taken of the destroyed shops as well.
The Joy News reporter and his cameramen were also threatened and asked to leave the community and Bastie’s fans were prevented from speaking to the crew.
The Joy News reporter also learnt that, but for the timely intervention of the Ghana National Fire Service, many properties and possibily, a major part of the community would have been destroyed by the fire.
There is, however, general calm in the community on Monday. People are going about their daily activities as they normally would. –

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