Aowin Traditional Council appeals for security beef-up

 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.


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