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Calm Restored To Jungle Jean Village After 'Bushmasters Besieged It
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Calm Restored To Jungle Jean Village After 'Bushmasters Besieged It

By Philip T. Singbah LINA, Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, October 7 (LINA)-Calm has returned to Jungle Jean Village in Fuamah District, Bong County after eight traditional “Bushmasters” besieged the village in protest against the desecration of the Poro and Sande societies by a pastor in his sermon.

Last week, some traditional leaders in the mining camp accused the pastor whose named was not disclosed, of criticizing some church members' traditional practices.

Dissatisfied with the behavior of the pastor, the traditional leaders reportedly requested Camp Master Jungle Jean, to bring the pastor before them to explain the reason behind his action.

The accused allegedly refused to submit to the investigation, which reportedly led the chiefs to instruct the traditional “Bushmasters” to besiege the camp for two days.

The incident led to the closure of all businesses in the area and forced people to stay indoors with no one allowed to enter the town.

Following the report, a team of traditional leaders headed by Bong County Inspector William Kollie visited the camp to conduct an investigation into the matter.

Kollie said the investigation established that the pastor escaped the town last week and that his whereabouts are unknown.

He pointed out that based on explanations from the traditional leaders and some members of the church in the town, the team resolved the conflict and asked the chiefs to remove the traditional “Bushmaster” from the town.

He said efforts are ongoing by the Ministry of Internal Affairs to get the pastor and the clan chief who is also said to be involved in the incident to conduct further investigation into the fracas..

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