Suligu is the appellation for Diari-lana Bukali. This story starts during the time of the last war between the Dagombas and the Gonjas. The Gonja chief, Kumpatia, was advancing on Yendi, and Naa Zanjina couldn’t get any support from the other chiefs or his brothers, so he sent Diari-lana to convince Naa Siali and his men to fight. The word suligu means hawk, and the appellation is a tribute to Bukali’s formidable strength as a warrior.

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