Some youth in the Yendi Municipality has refuted claims by some section of the Ghanaian media that there was gun shots in the area, during a DISEC meeting that took place yesterday.
The youth said, there was no such a thing in Yendi, adding that, the area was very calm awaiting security meetings with both feuding gates by the security council.
Speaking in an exclusive interviewed with savannanews24.com, Mr. Abubakari Sadiq, a teacher and resident of Yendi, said, the media will be held responsible if something bad happens in Dagbon.
He said, both Abudus and Andanis youth are very resolute in their quest to live together peaceful as brothers and anything sought-after that will be a cognitive content of the enemies of Dagbon.
Mr. Sadiq revealed that, people are going about their businesses without fear, “ As you can see nothing is happening here, schools are not closed, shops are not closed, nobody heard a gun shots yesterday, we only heard about it this morning in the media that there was guns shots here”.
He urged the media to be circumspect in their reportage especially issues concerning Dagbon crisis, “this are sensitive and delicate matters”.
Most of the people interviewed said, they did not heard guns shots being fired in Yendi. “It was my sister who call me this morning from Gushegu to find out whether i’m okey because she heard there was firing of gun shots in Yendi. Later on I heard the discussions on radio but nobody know anything about it” a resident told savannanews24.com.
Savannanews24.com can authoritatively reports that, though people are going about their businesses in Yendi town however there is still calm tensions with the presence of the heavy security agencies in the area..
The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) and the Yendi Municipal Security Council are engaging with both elders of the feuding gates (Abudus and Andanis) to reduce tensions in Dagbon.
Meanwhile, a lecturer in history and political science at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Dr Samuel Adu-Gyamfi, has asked President John Mahama to personally get involved in resolving the protracted Dagbon chieftaincy crisis in the Northern Region.
Dr Adu-Gyamfi made the suggestion on the Executive Breakfast Show (#EBS) on Class91.3fm Monday, January 25, while commenting on the revival of tensions between the Andani and Abudu Royal gates in Dagbon.
“You will need political leadership today because governments come to office, and you will need that chief executive of the country to say that I am interested in making sure that that part of my country, which I preside over has a lasting peace and I will allow for independent and proper adjudication of justice by the application of the traditional or customary wheels of justice and current or legal means of justice to run in tandem, to bring whatever impasse that has existed over the period to a halt,” he told host Ekow Mensah-Shalders.
Dr Adu Gyamfi said the national security, the President, and other eminent people must get involved in solving the Dagbon crisis.
According to him, this will help bury the historical perception that the two gates are, respectively, affiliated to the two main political parties in the country.
The protracted Dagbon crisis, which has been on the low for a few years now, may escalate as tensions continue to mount between the Andanis and Abudus.
This began when some people from the Andani Royal family recently called on government and national security to intervene to avert any violent clashes after the Abudu Royal family served notice that they will forcibly enter the Gbewaa Palace to perform the funeral rites of late regent, Naa Abdulai Muhamadu IV.
The group from the Andani side said the royal family is prepared to square off with the Abudus should the need arise.