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6-6 curfew imposed on Nakpanduri


A dusk to dawn curfew has been imposed on the Nakpanduri Township in the Bunkpurugu/yunyoo district of and its environs by the Ministry of Interior and the Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC). The curfew period is from 6:00pm to 6:00am. The Interior Ministry and REGSEC by executive instrument imposed the curfew.  

A statement issued in Accra and signed by the Minister of Interior Kwesi Ahwoi on Tuesday and copied to Zaa News urges chiefs, opinion leaders, youth and people in the area to exercise restraint in the face of the challenges confronting them.

The statement further urges residents in the Nakpanduri area to use non-violent means to address their concerns and channel their energies into ensuring peace in the area.

The imposition of the curfew follows renewed clashes between about three ethnic groups in the East Mamprusi district. The clashes broke out in a farming community called Bongini a boundary community and spread into the neighboring communities.

The clashes claimed one life and several houses burnt. The ethnic groups made up of Bimobas, Konkombas, Mamprusi and Tambosas.  A swoop by a combine police and military led to the retrieval of AK 47, ammunitions and other deadly weapons.

Meanwhile, there is a total ban on all persons in the Nakpanduri Township and its surroundings from carrying arms, ammunitions or any offensive weapons.

The statement warns that any person found with any arms or ammunitions will be arrested and prosecuted.

Seven of the 14 people arrested by the police for their roles in clashes in the East Mamprusi District have been remanded into prison custody by a Tamale Magistrate court.

They are to re-appear on April 22, 2014 for a continuation of the case. The renewed clashes reported on Friday escalated over the weekend claiming three lives. Hundreds of homes have been completely burnt in the communal violence.

The seven are facing charges including causing harm, conspiracy to commit crime, causing damage to property and murder. The suspects according to the Northern Regional Police were arrested with weapons and others were picked up while they were engaged in other criminal activities.

By;Ibrahim Dikunyalala/



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