The installation ceremony of the Nifahene and a Queen-mother has turned violent with scores of residents injured and many fleeing their homes at Gomoa Sinbrofo near Apam Junction in the Central Region.
About 200 residents are reported to have taken refuge in nearby towns and villages while the injured, after gunshots, are receiving treatment at Apam Hospital.
Gomoa Sinbrofo is a farming community with a population of over 1000, located in Gomoa West in the Central Region.
According to some of the residents who are seeking refuge in Gomoa Mpomam, the chief of the town, Nana Otoboa Kese armed his land guards from Kokrobite.
The land guards had come to support him install the Nifahene and a new Queen mother because the residents were not in support.
‘When the heavily built men stormed the town, they started butchering the youth and firing live bullets at them,’ Kaakyire Kweku Ademah reported.
Some residents who are now sleeping at the Gomoa Mpomam chief’s palace say, their lives are in danger while many of their friends have been shot.
‘The residents tearfully said, most of their friends and family members are still hiding in bushes with their condition unknown’.
They are, therefore, calling on the IGP to beef up security in the town to save lives and property.
Meanwhile the Adontenhene of Gomoa Sinbrofo, Nana Kojo Afful says he cannot confirm the number of people who have been shot and injured.
Chief Linguist of Gomoa Mpomam, Okyeame Kojo Amoako Rockson-Alice, says, getting food for the displaced people has become a major challenge for them.
By: Kaakyire Kweku Ademah / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Ghana / 2020