Yendi: 9 men dead in Zacholi Shooting


Nine men have been reportedly killed during an attack by unknown men at Zacholi in the Yendi Municipality in the Northern Region.

According to the reports, the attacks also left scores of residents in the area injured.

Accra-based Citi FM said the attack is a suspected retaliatory one after some armed robbers allegedly had attacked and killed a Konkomba man on Tuesday, April 11, 2022.

The attacks follow the killing of a Teacher of Dagbon State Senior High School Jacob Koila in a suspected armed robbery attack at Zagban on the Yendi-Zabzugu road.

Angered by the killing of the teacher, some locals mobilized themselves and went on a rampage killing at least eight persons.

Yendi is the capital of Yendi Municipal district in the Northern Region of Ghana. As of 2012 the population of Yendi was 52,008 people. It is the seat of the paramount chief of the Dagombas.

Yendi is reputed to be the largest village in West Africa. The Dagbon Kingdom has traditional administrative responsibilities for hitherto acephalous groups like the Konkomba, the Bimoba, the Chekosi, the Basaari, the Chamba, and the Zantasi.