The Abudu Royal Gate to the Ya-Na Skin has described the incident that led to the regicide of Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II, the Overlord of Dagbon, and 30 others as a "three-day-war".
Addressing a press conference in Accra on Monday, a Spokesperson of the Abudu Royal Family, Dr Ziblim Iddi said the March 25, 26 and 27, 2002 incident that led to the death of the Ya-Na Andani, was though reprehensible and distasteful, "the fact still remains that the late King fell victim to a war that he was no innocent bystander".
He expressed the hope that the good people of Ghana, particularly all peace-loving Dagombas, would appreciate the circumstances and events that led to the killings, adding that what happened in Yendi during the "three-day-war" was a tragedy of enormous proportion.
Dr Iddi described the ongoing trial of 10 members of the Abudu Family as selective and a travesty of justice.
Security personnel on Saturday April 10, 2010 dawn rounded up 41 people during a swoop in the Yendi Municipality.
The suspects were screened at Bimbilla and six of them were sent to Accra, while four others were later arrested and were all arraigned.
The arrest and prosecution of the 10 in connection with the assassination of Ya-Na Andani II is in fulfilment of one of the major platforms of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the 2008 electioneering campaign, to bring the perpetrators of that dastardly act to book.