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Curfew hours Renewed in Alavanyo, Nkonya, Bimbilla and Kpatinga

The minister for the interior has announced the renewal of curfew hours in the Bimbila, Nkonya, Alavanyo, Kpatinga, and their surroundings.

According to Mr. Ambrose Dery, the Executive instrument has renewed the curfew hours to a period of 6:00 pm to 6:00 am for Alavanyo, Nkonya, and their surroundings. It will be effective from 7th June onwards.

However, their counterparts in Bimbila and Kpantinga will now have their curfew from 12 am to 4 am. Theirs started on the 5th of June 2020.

This decision was base on the advice of the Northern Regional Security Council.

In a press release signed by the Minister, the "Government continues to express its appreciation to the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders, youth and the people of the affected areas for their efforts in ensuring peace."

This is one of the effects of chieftaincy and mass land disputes. The effects of the curfew don't just end on the day it is lifted. Yendi is a living example.

The statement continues that “Meanwhile government reiterated that there is a ban on all persons in the four towns and their environs from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapons and any person found with any arms would be arrested and prosecuted."

The communities affected are emplored to establish non-violent mechanisms for their conflicts and disputes and restrain from violence in other to bring peace in the area.

Peace is the only key to lifting the curfew.

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