The Aowin Traditional Council in Enchi in the Western North Region is calling on the authorities to improve upon security in the area, following the death of some individuals after an attack at the palace of the paramount chief of the area.
On November 6, this year, some unknown assailants reportedly attacked the palace of the paramount chief of the Aowin Traditional area, Beyeeman Tano Kwan Benbuin II in attempt to behead him.
Though the attempt to assassinate the paramount chief failed, a shootout that ensued between the guards at the palace and the alleged assailants resulted in the death of four of the attackers.
A woman who was caught in the cross-fire suffered gunshot injuries and was rushed to the Enchi Government Hospital, while the bodies of the four who lost their lives had been deposited at the same hospital.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Times by phone yesterday, spokesperson for the traditional council, Nana Kwame Nkansah II, said the whole town had been thrown into a state of despair and mourning, since the dastardly act was carried out, adding that the people now lived in fear.
He stated that the closing down of the palace of the paramount chief, as a matter of urgency, would also help protect residents and avert the occurrence of any unfortunate incidence until investigations into the matter were completed.
“It is rather unfortunate that such a terrible thing has happened in our jurisdiction. I will appeal to government through the Ministry of Interior to intervene in the matter. A thorough investigation must be conducted into this recent heartbreaking incident that resulted in the loss of lives to avert any further occurrences,” he said.
Nana Kwamae Nkansah II further urged residents to continue to promote peaceful coexistence and report any suspicious groups or individuals within the area to the appropriate authorities.
BY RAISSA SAMBOU