General News of Friday, 11 January 2019
The funeral of the late Yaa-Naa has been held up again following fresh trouble in Yendi on Friday afternoon.
This is after police had said it will focus on ensuring the funeral of Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II passes without any more violence.
Reports indicate that several houses have been burnt and gunshots were heard within the town.
Many shops have closed as some residents desert the township.
The Regional Security Council has still not been able to hand over the keys of the Mba Dugu palace where the Bolin Lana is staying to the Andani family.
Citi News’ Mohammed Alabira witnessed a bloodied victim running to a police station to seek refuge from the violence.
Speaking after the disturbances, the Northern Regional Police Public Relation Officer, Salifu Tanko, said police and military had brought the situation under control.
But once again, no suspects have been apprehended.
“Our men are still out there patrolling and trying to identify where firing and burnings are ongoing so that they will quell those.”
“We are telling everybody to remain calm as we go about our duties trying to ensure that we bring normalcy to Yendi,” the officer urged.
The funeral was also held up on Thursday after violence that left one person dead and three injured.
The Thursday shooting was started when the Chief of Sangnarigu was entering Yendi with his entourage ahead of the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II.
While driving towards the Gbewaa palace, a section of the Youth of Yendi hauled stones at them smashing windscreens of vehicles sparking the gunfire.