Government imposes curfew on Bawku over shootings

The Ministry for the Interior has on advise of the Upper East Regional Security Council imposed a Curfew on Bawku Municipality and its environs in the Upper East Region.

The curfew starts from 4:00 pm to 6:00 am after a shooting incident on Tuesday evening, according to a statement from the Interior Minister.

“The imposition of the curfew has been as a result of the threat of insecurity in the communities concerned,” the statement explained.

It further called on the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders, 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.”

There is also a total ban on all persons in the aforementioned communities and their environs from wearing smocks, carrying arms, ammunition, or any offensive weapons.

“Any persons found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted,” the assembly warned in a statement.

The Upper East Regional Police Command deployed security personnel to Sagabu, after the incident.

There were reports that the situation compelled parents to withdraw their wards from schools on Wednesday morning.