Conflict Government renews curfew hours on Nkonya and Alavanyo

A 62-year-old woman was killed in Alavanyo on Friday in a suspected renewed conflict between Nkonya and Alavanyo in the Volta Region.

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The government has renewed the curfew hours on Nkonya and Alavanyo after renewed clashes claimed one life.

A 62-year-old woman was killed in Alavanyo on Friday in a suspected renewed conflict between Nkonya and Alavanyo in the Volta Region.

Madam Elizabeth Anku was reportedly on her way to pick mangoes 100 meters away from her house when she was shot dead by unknown assailants.

Last month, a 17-year-old girl native of Nkonya was also gunned down by some unidentified gunmen and died at the Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital where she was rushed.

The new curfew hours start from 8 pm to 5:30 am effective today, Sunday, May 21. 2017.

Interior Minister Ambrose Dery in a statement said the decision was arrived at in consultation with the Volta Regional Security Council.

The statement urged the two communities “to use the established mechanisms for the resolution of all their conflicts and disputes.”

The statement also reminded the residents that the ban on live ammunitions is still in force, cautioning them against flouting it.

“Meanwhile, Government will like to reiterate that, there is a ban on all persons in the two towns and their environs from carrying arms, ammunitions or any offensive weapon. And any persons found with arms or ammunitions will be arrested and prosecuted,” the statement advised. 

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