N/R: Eid al-fitr celebration was suspended in Yong Dakpema Yile over chieftaincy conflict


Authorities suspended the celebrations of this year’s Eid al-fitr in the Yong Dakpema Yile community in the Northern Region due to the sporadic gunfire exchanges between two factions involved in a chieftaincy dispute three days ago.

3FM and TV 3 correspondent for Northern and Savana Regions, Christopher Amoako reported the suspension on Sunrise Morning Show, Tuesday, May 3, 2022

One person was killed and three others sustained various degrees of injuries in a renewed chieftaincy dispute at Yong Dakpema Yile in the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern Region three days ago. Four houses were also burnt in the course of the clash with injured victims receiving medical attention at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.

Islamic leaders have appealed to all Muslims in Ghana to continue to live in unity amongst themselves and with others to ensure economic growth and development.

In the Special Eid edition of 3FM Sunrise Morning show hosted by Alfred Ocansey, former MP and Minister of Roads, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini stressed on the need for Muslims to be compassionate.

He said that “Allah accepts our fasting and prayers not because we deserve it or have worked to earn it, but because of His compassion. All that we do will be accepted by Allah on his own accord. We also therefore must forgive one another and show compassion to others.”

Alhaji Inusah Fuseini further described Ghana as a beautiful country that allows for the peaceful coexistence of all religions and asked Ghanaians to praise God for that and as well protect the peace and unity we have.

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On his part, Alhaji Mustapha Idrissu the Imam of University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) iterated the need for unity among all Muslims and encouraged Muslims to continue living in piety like they did during the period of Ramadan.

“It is good to make merry during the Eid celebration and share good memorable family moments but it is more important to reflect on the changes you made to your life during fasting and try to continue with the piety. Let’s continue giving alms and live a life of compassion“, Imam Mustapha emphasized.

By Samuel Afriyie Owusu|3news.com|Ghana