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Gunmen attack Manya Krobo Piengua Chief, 10 others at festival.

The Divisional Chief of Piengua traditional area Nene Tetteh Zogli III and about ten(10) others including his elders and followers have allegedly been attacked by some unknown armed men at Lower Manya Krobo Municipality today.

A group of young men wielding guns, sticks and machetes reportedly attacked procession of the Piengua Divisional chief and Elders who were heading towards Yokwanor M/A Basic School Park for a durbar to climax the Ngmayem festival celebrated by the Division.

The Divisional Chief Nene Tetteh Zogli III sustained injury in the head while other suffered various degrees of injuries.

The rampaging group also stormed the durbar grounds amidst firing of warning shots to destroy canopies and chairs and chased away persons who were already seated.

The injured Chief and elders are at Odumase Police station lodging complaint.

The suspects are however yet to be arrested .

The timely intervention of the local police averted a similar bloody attack on October 4,2021 during the launching of the Ngmayem festival by the Peingua Division.

According to Sup./Ms Doris Akua Grant the Odumase krobo police Commander, the chief has been released from the unidentified men and that he is very safe.

The case has been handed over to Akosombo divisional police command for further investigations.

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