Saturday, 19 March 2016

FON CHAFFAH’S SON SHOT...FIVE WOUNDED AFTER CLASH AT BANGOLAN PALACE

At least five people are reported to have sustained bullet wounds following a clash between palace guards and angry villagers in Bangolan, a village in Babessi Subdivision, Ngoketunjia Division, North West Region.

EARLIER VIOLENCE IN BANGOLAN
“My palace is under attack by some thugs from the village. We are trying to secure the palace. They have shot my son.

 I don’t have time to explain now,” Fon Chaffah XI of Bangolan said before hanging up. We are 9:00 PM Cameroon Time March 19 2016.

Gun shots have been heard late evening, March 19 , when angry villagers besieged the palace demanding the Fon to leave. Witnesses confirmed that apart from the yet to be identified Fon’s son, four other people sustained bullet wounds with no death reported. A stampede almost occurred when women of the traditional secret society, the Takumbeng came out in opposition to the Fon.

PROTEST AT NW GOVERNOR's OFFICE
At the time of filing in this report, security had been beefed up in the Babessi subdivision with a security source not ruling out reinforcement from Bamenda.

The tension between the Fon- cum Magistrate and the villagers dates months back in what was then described as a palace coup.

The Fon, Chaffah XI of Bangolan, was accused by his villagers for embracing ‘western religion and giving his life to Christ.’ They also want his head for reportedly setting on fire some artifacts, antiquities amongst others, which they said were the symbol of Bangolan tradition.
The angry locals had staged a sit in protest at the North West Governor’s office February 24 2016, and were instead told to return to the SDO for Ngoketunjia, Valery Kwela. The angry locals also demanded an end to arrests and torture form soldiers deployed to the area.

FON CHAFFAH XI :  GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME 
Although the Fon who is also alternate Senator, sued for peace at a February 27 2016 crisis meeting at the Babessi Council hall, the continuous detention of hundreds of youths by security forces

 is said to have provoked the clash at the Bangolan palace. At the time of filing in this report, the Bangolan palace was still under siege.


3 comments:

  1. Hahahahah this is ridiculously absurd! He was dethroned by the villagers that enthroned him and he is using his connection to wage war against them. He is the one shooting at the villagers and at his own son to use it as a self defense strategy. There are videos so to prove it if only our system wants for once listen to the people. He was dethroned and a new fon enthroned but he brought weapons to fight against the pple of Bangolan. If truly he's a man of God why fight for the earthly? Pple nowadays use religion just as a means of achieving their personal gains. We all have read the bible if not all but few from cover to cover and there's no where where it's right to fight for kingship on earth if we strive for that in Heaven. Theology made it clear that all we have here on earth is vanity so why fight fiercely for what is against the same religion u claim to be upholding? I love my village and I love the actions of my elders and youths of the village. #IsaacMustGo

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  2. war does not solve any problem.

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