Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Limuna Muniru, has said members of the Northern Regional Security Council have beefed up security and are seeking solutions to the escalating tension between the Abudus and Andanis royal gates in Dagbon.
The Abudu royals served notice of their intention to renovate the Old Gbewaa palace for the funeral of the late Ya-Na, Mahamadu Abdulai IV, but the Andanis are opposed to it and have threatened to prevent their rivals from entering the palace.
This has caused tension in the area. But the Minister said calm has been restored.
Speaking to Emefa Apawu on 505 News Monday January 25, on CLASS 91.3fm, Mr Muniru said security in Dagbon has been heightened.
“We have increased the numbers of the police and military and they have taken over the place, so, we have beefed up the security and the place is very calm.
“There is no incidence as we speak now, so, we don’t have any doubt the security personnel are in control and we don’t have any reason to doubt what the security are doing. For now, we have not recorded any incident.”
According to him, the Regional Security Council was working seriously to get the issue resolved.
“I believe very soon they will come out with a review date and inform the various families, so, that they can put together their arrangements for the funeral to take place,” he said.