Interior Ministry Curfew hours for Bunkpurugu, Alavanyo et al reviewed

A statement from the Interior Ministry said on the advice of the Security Council, the curfew hours now begins from 8.00pm to 6:00 am effective Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

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The Interior Ministry has reviewed the curfew hours in the Bunkpurugu Township in the Northern region.

A statement from the Interior Ministry said on the advice of the Security Council, the curfew hours now begins from 8.00pm to 6:00 am effective Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

  play Interior Minister, Prosper Bani


The curfew hours were imposed on the town after some disputes erupted between the Jamong and Jafog clans in the Bunkprugu traditional area for decades.

There are now attempts to bring peaceful co-existence between the two clans.

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Meanwhile, the Ministry has also renewed the curfew hours in four other areas, that is, the Kpatinga, Bimbilla townships in the Northern region, and the Nkonya and Alavanyo townships in the Volta region.

The curfew hours in the Alavanyo/Nkonya area now begins from 11:00 pm and 5:00 am effective July 22, while Kpatinga and its environs start from 12.00 midnight to 4:00 am.

The statement added that "there is a total ban on all persons in Bunkprugu, Kpatinga, Nkonya and Alavanyo Townships and surrounding areas from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapon, and any person found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted."

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