The curfew imposed on Bimbilla Township in the Northern Region has been renewed.
This is according to the Minister of Interior, Mark Owen Woyongo who announced this in a press statement on Friday September 26, 2014.
The curfew is now from 6:00pm to 6:00am.
The Bimbilla Township has been on a 12-hours curfew for about four months now over a deadly shooting incident which led to the death of the overload of the area, Naa Dasana Abdulai Andani II.
The shooting was triggered by a disagreement between two chieftaincy factions over where to bury the late chief of the town, Naa Salifu Dawuni.
Government however initiated a massive investigation into the matter and subsequently arrested over 20 persons.
The Ministry of the Interior said it took the decision on the advice of the Northern Regional Security Council and by the Executive Instrument.
According to the release, “there is a total ban on all persons in the Bimbilla Township and surrounding areas from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapon,” and that “any person found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted.”
Government is however urging the Chiefs, opinion leaders, youth and people of the area to exercise restraint in the face of the challenges confronting them and to use “non-violent means to channel their energies into ensuring peace to the area.”
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