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Bimbila: 2 injured in a stampede over Damba celebrations

Two persons have  sustained injuries  in Bimbilla during a stamped yesterday after police and military fired warning shots to disperse a charged  crowd.

the crowd who are members of the late Nakpa Naa’s family who had been served notice by the Nanumba North District Security council, not to celebrate the Damba festival this  year defied the directive  and had gathered  to celebrate it.

In an interview with the  Municipal  Chief executive of the area, Abdulai  Yaqoub,  the essence of calling in the security was to ensure the order given was followed to maintain peace.

He said  subsequent security  enforcement had been put in place to ensure that, the right person celebrates the Damba peacefully.

He added that, necessary preparations are under way for the legitimate  regent, Nyelinboligu  Naa Yakubu Andani Dassana II to celebrate the festival.

chiefs of the area, he added are also prepared and are already converging for the celebration.

The DCE however noted that, calm has returned in the area.

The two persons  are currently receiving treatment at the Bimbilla government hospital.

By: Jonas Biawurbi

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