HRH, Afungchwi III has urged his subjects to remain calm for such acts would never happen again in the land.
The Fon was speaking Thursday in Bambili at the Palace Square as he met with the population and family members of the murdered kingmakers.
During the gathering, traditional rights were performed to put an end to attrocious acts in the village and dust off what has been committed so far.
A symbolic calabash was smashed by the village “Ngumba” and Palace juju known as “Ngwii” to materialise the traditional rights.
Special dust was dispersed to send off such cruel acts from the land according to Bambili tradition.
On their part, the populace present at the Palace Square hit their legs on the ground corroborating the rights performed.
In his speech, HRH Afungchwi III who regretted the murder of his kingmakers indicated that it is the first time such an act is committed in the land.
The Chairman of the traditional council, Mr. Tanjong Joseph and the council secretary, Mr. Awemo Joseph were both murdered in cold blood Tuesday April 14, 2020 by alleged ambazonia separatists, who accused them of exposing their activities to the government.
The Fon during the meeting however enjoined his people to remain calm, avoid retaliation, and be ready to forgive one another.
HRH disclosed that pepertrators of the gruesome act have all been identified and should they continue, they shall face the gods of the land.
“Anyone who will shed blood in the village would be responsible before the gods” the Fon noted.
Parents were called upon to continue educating their children.
It should be noted that similar traditional rights were equally performed in the homes of the fallen kingmakers to cleanse the premises.
Thursday’s meeting saw the presence of religious authorities, represented by Rev. Pastor Femengwi Ezekiel, including the forces of law and order.
The presence of security forces at the assembly were not welcomed by every one present at the Palace Square.
Some of them who talked to us said the presence of soldiers and police officers in the village partly contributes to anger the seperatist fighters.
Concerning response to the recent murder of kingmakers in the village, others expected the Fon to set up a vigilante group in the village that would fight back should the “Amba Boys” attack innocent villagers.
By Suika Pamela