Nanung paramouncy marks 3 years of Naa Andani Abdulai Dassana’s demise

It’s been 3 years since the overlord of Nanung Naa Andani Abdulai Dassana was gruesomely murdered along with 3 others in his palace during prayers on the 19th of June 2014.

In a statement to mark the 3rd anniversary of the death of the king, the regent of Bimbilla, Kampakoya Naa Yakubu Abdulai Dassana has appealed to the government to expedite action in bringing justice to the family of the late overlord by ensuring that the perpetrators of the heinous crime are brought to justice.

The Late Naa Andani Abdulai Dassana

The Late Naa Andani Abdulai Dassana

“We would like to appeal to the government and the appropriate institutions to set up their game without fear or favour in serving justice for the late Naa Andani and 3 others, to end the lawlessness from one group of people all the time. These same people still put the kingdom in a state of insecurity leading to subsequent disturbances in the area,” he said.

He further stated that the family was committed to supporting the government in its efforts to end all issues of lawlessness in Nanung.

“We would like to tell my fellow Nanumbas far and near that we don’t have enemies but have people who disagree with us and my advice is, we have systems responsible for addressing our differences, let’s resort to them so we can respect the life’s of fellow Nanumbas by leaving our entrenched positions for the hopes of a better Naming. Our position is to be part of the solution and not the problem,” he said.

He noted that the memories of the sad day still lingers in the minds of family members as no one is yet to be held responsible. He, therefore, called on the state to be proactive in the investigations.

Kampakoya Naa Yakubu Abdulai Dassana

Kampakoya Naa Yakubu Abdulai Dassana

“This was a sad day in the history of Nanung for such barbaric act of irresponsibility, till date no one has being held accountable for the deadly shooting, whilst the memory of scenes of the heinous act still reflect in people’s heads every single day and broken hearts awaiting to be healed and all these depressions await the systems of this country to be proactive in investigations.”

The late Naa Andani Dassana until his death was enskinned as the overlord of Nanung in April 2003 and ruled as the paramount chief of the Nanung traditional area until his gruesome murder on June 19, 2014.

Before his murder, he had won a case brought against his enskinment by the Nakpaa Naa at the Northern Regional House of Chiefs in March 2012 and was posthumously claimed as the legitimate king of Nanung in October 2014.

The state is yet to prosecute anyone for the crime committed.

By: Mohammed Aminu M. Alabira/


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