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The Minister of the Interior, Mr Kwamena Bartels on Wednesday said, on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) the curfew time imposed on the Bawku Municipality would now be 5 pm (1700 hours) to 6.00 am (0600 hours). Mr. Bartels said the previous period of the curfew from 8.00pm to 5.00 am had been cancelled.
The change in time is to enable the Military and the Police contingency in Bawku to effectively monitor the security situation and to ensure that there is no escalation of violence. The military and police presence in the municipality is being increased to ensure more extensive and intensive monitoring of the situation. Mr. Bartels reiterated that the ban on all persons in the Bawku Municipal Area, Zabzugu and Garu townships and their environs from carrying arms, ammunitions or any offensive weapon still remained in force. Any persons found with any arms or ammunitions will be arrested and prosecuted.