Yendi (N/R), Jan. 11, GNA - There were
violent clashes at Yendi on Thursday leaving one dead and about three others
The incident happened when Sagnari Naa
Yakubu Abdulai, Paramount Chief of Sagnarigu Traditional Area, was entering
Yendi, and some youth allegedly pelted stones at his convoy, an act which, was
retaliated by some members of his convoy.
It quickly resulted in sporadic
gunshots leading to the death of a young man, believed to be in his early 30s,
whiles two houses and a shed were also burnt.
Sagnari-Naa Abdulai was arriving at
Yendi as part of preparations to begin the funeral of the late Yaa Naa Yakubu
Andani (II), in line with the roadmap announced by the Committee of Eminent
Chiefs mediating the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis to ensure peace in the area.
The Abudu Royal Family performed the
funeral of Yaa Naa Mahamadu Abdulai (IV) from December 14, to December 28, 2018
and it is now the turn of the Andani Royal Family to also perform the funeral
of Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani (II) starting from today, January 11, to January 18.
Earlier, the Andani Royal Family raised
issues with the continued occupancy of the Mba Dugu’s Palace by the Bolin Lana
Abdulai Mahamadu, Regent of the Yaa Naa Mahamadu Abdulai (IV), saying that,
until he relocated from the palace, the funeral of Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani (II)
would not be performed because the palace played an important role in the
performance of the funeral.
However, the Abudu Royal Family said
the Bolin Lana, Abdulai Mahamadu would not move an inch from the said palace
because the palace did not play any role in the performance of the funeral of a
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News Agency indicated that the Andani Royal Family had softened its stance on
the demand for the Bolin Lana to relocate from the Mba Dugu’s Palace, and
therefore, would proceed with the funeral of Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani (II) from
today, January 18.
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