Reports fast trending indicates that Damba Festival is being thrown in a state of confusion after some purposed Northerners clashed with the police and members of the Nakpaa Naa family.
Eyewitnesses disclosed to Myjoyonline.com that the police tried to stop the Nakpaa Naa’s family from going ahead with a ceremony to mark the annual Damba festival, resulting in the clash.
Nakpaa Naa family according to reports was prevented from going ahead with the ceremony because it was considered an affront to the authority of the Dasana Andani family who a Supreme Court ruling declared as the legitimate heirs to the Bimbila skin.
This has rendered many people injured.
The situation is currently being brought under control.
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Damba is celebrated to mark the birth and naming of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, but the actual content of the celebration is a glorification of the chieftaincy, not specific Islamic motifs.
The festival is called Damba in Dagbani, Damma in Mampruli and Jingbenti in Waali.
The festival is celebrated in the Dagomba lunar month of Damba, corresponding to the third month of the Islamic calendar, Rabia al-Awwal.
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