Interior Minister imposes curfew on Bawku

Ambrose Dery, the Minister for the Interior, has imposed a curfew on Bawku Municipality and its environs in the Upper East Region.

The imposition is on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council following a recent threat of insecurity in the area.

The curfew is effective, Wednesday, 24 November 2021, from 4. pm to 6. am.

In a statement, the minister called on the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders, youth and people of Bawku and its environs to exercise restraint as the government works to settle differences to ensure peace.

“Government calls on the Chiefs, Elders, Opinion Leaders, Youth and people of the area to exercise restraint in the face of the challenges confronting them as well as to use non-violent means to channel their energies into ensuring peace.”

“Meanwhile, there is a total ban on all persons in the afore-mentioned communities and its environs from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapon and any persons found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted,” the statement added.

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