The United Nchumurumang Association (UNA) condemns killings at Borae Ahenfie in the Krachi-Nchumuru District in the Oti Region and is calling Interior Minister, the Oti Regional Minister and the Inspector General of Police to be tactful enough to prevent any further loss of lives and property as they also work tirelessly to bring the perpetrators to book in the shortest time possible.
On Saturday 19th November 2022 the Chief of Borae Ahenfie, Nana Meebo, Sabenya Mensah and Kwadwo Barnabas were killed on a farm.
A press release from the United Nchumurumang Association (UNA) and signed by the Executives of the Association stated that, “This attack is not the first of its kind in the area as the association can attest to similar incidents of which some Komkomba men rise violently to attacks Nchumurus with firearms and other deadly weapons in most cases over land disputes, and even over trivial issues. Some of these incidents though reported to the police, victims are yet to be served justice. The UNA condemns such behavior of these Komkomba men most often ganging up to emit brutalities to people at the instead of resorting to effective dialogues to resolve issues.”
It added that, “This current miss happening has actually traumatized all Nchumurus including our chiefs, and is raising serious agitations the association is making efforts to calm down. The horrible incident has threatened the security of the area as women and children within the area have been thrown into states of fear and panic.”
The group also called on the President Nana Akufo-Addo to act.
“We also appeal to the president, H. E. Nana Akuffo Addo and all media houses to take keen interest in this case to ensure it is treated with the urgency it requires to demonstrate that the country still operates under the rule of law.”
So far 14 people have been arrested in connection with the killing. The suspects are in the custody of the police at Kete Krachi.