The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has assured residents of Northern Region of absolute peace before, during and after the funeral rites of the Abudu and Andani royals in the region. Chairman of the REGSEC, Salifu Saeed, told journalists at a news conference in Yendi Wednesday that the leadership of the Abudus and Andanis has agreed to the proposed roadmap by the Otumfour Osei-Tutu-led Committee of Eminent Chiefs. “The very concluding expressions or words expressed by all of them is that they all want Dagbon to have peace and they will be very happy to see that when the funerals are performed Dagbon will stand united”, the REGSEC chair revealed. REGSEC visited the old Gbewa Palace in Yendi where the Abudus are preparing to perform the final funeral rites of the late Mahamadu Abdulai, as spelt out in the roadmap. Prior to the visit to the palace which is currently under construction, members of the REGSEC paid a courtesy call on the regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya-Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani and the Bolin-Lana, Abdulai Mahamadu. The visit to the two royal brothers was to assure both factions of government’s support in bringing lasting peace to Dagbon. Meanwhile, the construction of a five-bedroom round huts which commenced about a week ago is expected to be completed before Friday December 14, to allow the Abudu royal gate perform the two-week final funeral rites for their father, Chief Mahamadu Abdulai. Mr. Saeed described the progress of work on the temporary palace as “very impressive”. Their brothers, the Andanis, per the roadmap will also have access to the same palace in January to also perform the final funeral rites of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani as custom demands. Mr. Saeed expressed optimism that lasting peace will return to the Dagbon while commending the people of Yendi for their support. “We thank everybody, especially the citizens with Yendi township who have cooperated and supported them. I just want to also appeal that the Yendi township will be seeing a lot of visitors, you’ll be seeing new security officers, try to cooperate with them, they’re just here for peace”, he said.