Upper East REGSEC imposes curfew and bans wearing of smocks in Bawku

The Ministry of Interior has imposed a curfew on the Bawku Municipality and its environs as a result of some insecurity concerns.

The curfew takes effect today, Wednesday, November 24, 2021, and has started at 4:00pm. It will be lifted on Thursday morning at 6:00am.

“The Minister for the Interior has on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council and by Executive Instrument imposed a curfew on Bawku Municipality and its environs in the Upper East Region from 4:00p.m. to 6:00 a.m. effective, Wednesday 24th November, 2021.

In a press statement signed by Regional Minister Stephen Yakubu, the Council indicated that the decision was taken after consultation with the Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC).

The imposition according to the release seeks to address the use of smocks by “criminals or unscrupulous elements to hide arms and ammunitions and attack opponents or innocent civilians.”

Upper East Regional security council bans of smocks in Bawku. The residents in Bawku are therefore urged to take note of the directive to be enforced by Municipal Security Committee (MUSEC) and comply until further notice.

The notice indicated Individuals who fail to heed the directive will be dealt with accordingly.

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