Curfew Imposed On Bawku

Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior, has imposed a curfew on Bawku Municipality and its environs in the Upper East Region.
The imposition follows advice from the Upper East Regional Security Council after recent threats of insecurity in the area.

The curfew was imposed on Wednesday 24 November 2021, and runs from 4pm to 6am.

In a statement, the minister called on the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders, youth and other citizens of Bawku and its environs to exercise restraint as the government works to settle differences to ensure the peace.

“The government calls on the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders, youth 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.

“Meanwhile, there is a total ban on all persons in the aforementioned communities and … environs from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapon, and any persons found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted,” the statement added.