General News of Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Tension is gradually building up in Wulensi Traditional Area in the Northern Region, Today can report.
The tension, Today gathered, is due to an attempt by the Paramount Chief of the area, Wumbe Salifu, to enskin one Mohammed Ijor-Nda Adams, an alleged Togolese as Chief of Chamba, a community in Bimbila.
Intelligence picked by Today shows that indigenes of the town and its adjoining communities and some supporters of Mohammed Ijor-Nda were up in arms.
According to some deep throat sources, the situation in Wulensi was volatile as the life of the paramount chief who has ignored all warnings was in danger.
“As I’m talking to you now, the Paramount Chief cannot even visit nature’s call outside his house without a police escort, yet he claims he is strong enough to perform such a life-threatening event,” the source lamented.
“It’s on this note that we are calling on the appropriate authorities to be proactive and not reactive. We do not want to witness what happened in Bimbila some months ago where over 30 people lost their lives due to a similar issue,” an elder in the area cautioned.
Today’s further investigations revealed that in December 2015, Mr. Ijor-Nda Adams and his group held an endorsement ceremony to declare himself as the leader and Chief of Chamba at Maamobi in Accra.
According to a source close to Mr Ijor-Nda Adams’ camp, his endorsement followed a nomination and public declaration of his name as the Chief of the area during the funeral rites of the late Chamba Naa, Alhaji Salifu on April 10, 2015.
Today gathered that a date was fixed for his enskinment after the Damba festival of the Nanumba Traditional Area on December 30, 2015.
However, the event could not take place due to the disapproval by some opinion leaders and the ‘Kpatih’.