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Sammy Awuku: Security Presence At Bolin-Lana's Palace Was "Unnecessary"… It Rather "Heightened Tension"   
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A Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku, has expressed disgust at the shooting incident that occurred at Yendi in the Northern Region.

The incident which happened on Monday saw heavy military and police presence at the presence of the Bolin-Lana.

Reports revealed that two persons sustained gunshot wounds after a combined force from the Military and Police Service beseiged the Abudu Royal Palace to thwart attempts by the Abudu spiritual head, Bolin-Lana, to celebrate this year's Damba festival.

The Bolin-Lana is said to have ignored warnings from the security agencies and Andanis to refrain from celebrating the festival.

The two persons were shot following confrontations from some youth who sought to prevent the military and police personnel from making entry into the palace.

Speaking on PeaceFM's "Kokrokoo" Morning Show, Sammy Awuku vehemently condemned the actions by the military and police personnel who trooped to the Abudu palace.

According to him, the presence of the security agencies were "unnecessary" and rather "heightened the tension" at Yendi.

He however called on the Abudus and the Andanis to settle their differences amicably and ensure peace in their area.

He appealed to the Chiefs of Dabon not to just pay lip service to maintaining peace at the area but ensure that the 10-year deadlock between the Abudu and Andani Royals is resolved.
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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