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Following the arrest of Mba Dugu Iddi Alhassan, caretaker of the regent of Abudu gate and forty others, some irate Abudu youth in retaliation on Sunday 11 held traders at the Yendi market hostage, beat them mercilessly and locked up their stores.
Vehicles carrying traders from Tamale to Yendi to do business as a usual practice every Yendi market day were blocked and chased away with a threat to kill whoever attempted to have their way into Yendi.
The rampage preceded a proposed news conference by the Abudu youth at the Bolin-Lana’s palace where they invited a cross section of the media to articulate their grievances regarding the Saturday dawn arrest of their leaders.
In an exclusive interview with Citi News, Abubakari Alhassan alias Nachin-Naa, youth leader of the Abudu gate hinted that the exercise was going to be carried unabated till the Mba Dugu and the other suspects held in police custody were released.
He accused government of taken sides in the age long protracted Dagbon chieftaincy crisis which resulted into the murder of late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani and other members of his retinue on March 27, 2002.
But for the timely intervention of security operatives in the region, the rampage could have been replicated in Tamale, Tolon, Guhegu, Diare, Nantong , Gbungbaliga and other satellite communities in the Dagbon State .