Gov’t imposes 10-hour curfew on Bunkprugu

General News of Saturday, 26 December 2015


James Agalga FreshDeputy Minister of Interior, James Agalga

The Interior Ministry has renewed the curfew in the Bunkprugu Township from 8pm to 6 am.

The curfew follows heightened tension between feuding factions in the area and will take effect from Tuesday, December 29, 2015.

A statement, signed by the Deputy Minister of Interior, James Agalga, announced the imposition of the curfew on the advice of the Northern Regional Security Council (NRCC) and admonished the residents of the area to find peaceful ways of resolving their issues.

Several clashes between the factions in the area have resulted in numerous deaths and curfews, a trend that has risen over the last few years.

President Mahama last Thursday called on the factions to ceasefire.

According to him, the incessant revival of the age-long chieftaincy conflict between the Jamong and Jafog clans in the Bunkprugu traditional area, is affecting the agenda to transform the Northern Region.

Speaking at the 2015 Damba festival celebrated in Mamprugu President Mahama emphasized the need for peaceful co-existence in some identified conflict zones in the Northern Region.