Government places time-limit on Bawku over security threats

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The Interior Ministry has imposed a curfew on Bawku Municipality and its adjoining communities in the Upper East Region.

The curfew follows a threat of insecurity in the mentioned communities.

A statement signed by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, said that the curfew takes effect from 4:00pm to 6:00am starting Wednesday November 24,2021.

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“The Minister for Interior has on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council and by Executive Instrument imposed a curfew on Bawku Municipality and its environs in the Upper East Region from 4:00p.m. to 6:00 a.m”, the November 24, 2021 statement read.

The minister urged the Chiefs, Elders, Opinion Leaders, Youth and people of the area to exercise restraint in the face of the challenges confronting them and resort to non-violent means to channel their energies into ensuring peace.

Again, the statement warned that any person found carrying a weapon would be arrested.

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“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”.

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