Tension In Yendi :Two Persons Shot
Unconfirmed police reports are that two persons have sustained gunshot wounds in Yendi.
They were hit by warning shots allegedly fired by a combined police-military team that raided the Abudu Regent’s palace, early hours Monday.
The victims according to the Assemblyman for Gagbini electoral area, Abubakari Nachin-Naa are undergoing treatment.
“Currently, gun shots can be heard everywhere and they are beating people mercilessly; two persons have sustained serious injuries and they currently at a private clinic because the whole of Nayili-Fong has been cordoned off and there was no way we could rush them to the Yendi government hospital.”
He identified them as Hardi Gonja and Afa Shani, brother of the Yendi constituency NPP Chairman.
According to him, there has been reinforcement and residents of Yendi are leaving in fear.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for Yendi, Hon. Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tijani has called for calm in the area.
He implied, “I also got the information this morning around 3 am that a combined team of police and military cordoned the whole of Boling-Lana’s palace and the whole of Nayili-Fong area, preventing people from going in and going out.”
He condemned the gun firing. “What surprised me is the warning shots that were fired because the information I received was that there was no any form of resistance.”
Hon. Habib Tijani pleaded with the security, “I always have my confidence in them and I believe they will be fair and just in dealing with the situation; I am also calling on the security to be fair to the people because we are not in a military regime, we are in a democratic dispensation and I believe there are laid down procedure by which they will carry out their functions as peacekeepers.”
Hundreds of Abudu Youth reportedly massed up at the palace to resist any security threat.
It is unclear yet what necessitated the raid but information reaching Citi News from the community says the move is to prevent the Abudu Royals from climaxing this year’s Damba festival which comes off on Thursday, January 31.