The government has imposed a curfew on the Bawku Municipality and it’s environs in the Upper East Region, a statement signed by Interior Minister Ambrose Dery on Wednesday said.
The curfew takes effect from 4.00 pm to 6.00 am of Wednesday November 24, 2021.
“The Minister of the Interior has on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council and by Executive Instrument (E.I.) imposed a curfew on Bawku Municipality and it’s environs in the Upper East Region from 4.00 pm to 6.00 am effective Wednesday 24th November, 2021,” the statement said.
The statement explained the imposition of the curfew had been as a result of threat of insecurity within the Bawku Municipality.
The government has also placed total ban on all persons in the afore-mentioned communities and their environs from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapons.
The government warned person’s found with offensive arms or ammunition would be arrested and prosecuted.
Meanwhile, the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders, the youth and people of the affected areas have been called upon by the government to exercise restraint as well as to use non-violent means to channel their energies into ensuring peace. Enditem