One feared dead, 5 wounded following shooting incident at Yendi

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One person was  killed by a stray bullet during a heated confrontation on Thursday  at  Yendi.

The incident Atinka news understands erupted few meters from the Yendi police post, when the paramount chief of the Sagnarigu Traditional areaand his entourage were entering the capital of Dagbon (Yendi).

Atinka FM's Nurudeen Ibrahim reported that unidentified persons pelted the chief's convoy with stones and this angered his local warriors who  reacted swiftly to the confrontation by firing gun shots to scare the persons behind the act. One person was hit by a stray bullet as a result.

According to him,  a joint security personnel stationed in the area to guard  the funerals of the two  late Yaa-Naa’s, responded quickly to the situation.

About five persons sustained injuries in the process. The incident further escalated to some parts of Yendi,leading  to the burning of two local houses.

The victims were rushed to the Yendi Government Hospital for urgent medical attention. The deceased, Ali, 33, left behind two wives, and three children.

Meanwhile, the Sagnarigu chief and several chiefs from the Andani Royal Family are in Yendi to partake in the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani funeral, which is scheduled to kick start today Friday at the temporary Gbewaa palace.

However, a section of the Andani family in a petition to the president and Asantehene, expressed their unwillingness to perform the funeral tomorrow, following occupation of Regent, Bolin-Lana Mahammadu Abdulai at the Mba-Dugu residence.

Ghana | | Nurudeen Ibrahim