Govt reviews Bimbilla curfew

The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has reviewed the curfew in Bimbilla Township from 8:00pm to 4:00am.

According to the Minister, the review of the curfew hours was on the advice of the Northern Regional Security Council.

That notwithstanding, Mr. Dery disclosed that there is a total ban on “all persons in the Bimbilla Township and surrounding areas from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapon.”

He therefore noted that any person found with the above will be arrested and prosecuted.

Background

Earlier this year, there was renewed chieftaincy clashes in Bimbilla leading to a refugee situation in Yendi.

Mr. Dery faulted the regent of Bimbilla for the intra-ethnic chieftaincy clashes in the area that claimed about 13 lives.

Speaking on the floor of parliament 22 February, 2017, he said the clashes were as a result of the regent’s flagrant disregard to warnings by both the Regional Security Council and District Security Council to defer installation of a sub-chief in the area.

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