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The Northern Regional Security Council has extended the dusk to dawn curfew in Bimbilla for one more week.
Northern Regional Minister Alhaji Boniface Abubakar Saddique says the extension is to keep factions in the conflict from fighting whiles they continue to dialogue on how to find lasting solutions to the chieftaincy dispute, which sparked recent clashes.
“I met various parties, the youth from both sides of the divide and at the end of the day they all agreed that even though the place was calm they accepted a further extension of the curfew. Some came out to say that as Moslems, curfew starting around 6pm prevented them from having a congregational prayer. But majority accepted that the curfew be extended,” he said.
Alhaji Saddique commended the public and stakeholders for their contributions to ensure lasting peace in the Bimbilla area.
“ We are doing this in the interest of the people because I have been entrusted with the responsibility to take charge of the administration of the North so I don’t have to wait for anything to happen before trying to run to the President for any support. I am getting a lot of cooperation from the opinion leaders, chiefs and the youth,” he said.