The Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has banned the wearing of smock in Bawku township following the shootings in the area.
This decision was taken after a crucial meeting by the REGSEC on Wednesday, November 24. The Council said its decision stemmed from the fact that some unscrupulous were hiding arms and ammunition in smocks to attack residents.
A statement from the Council said “Following the decision taken by REGSEC during the emergency meeting, the wearing of smock in Bawku Township has been banned with immediate effect. This was necessitated by the fact that criminals or unscrupulous elements hide arms and ammunition in smocks and attack opponents or innocent civilians,”
The Council has asked MUSEC to ensure that the directive is enforced.
The Ministry for the Interior has on advise 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.
The curfew starts from 4:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m effective, Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
The imposition of the curfew has been as a result of threat of insecurity in the communities concerned, a statement said
“Government calls on the Chiefs, Elders, Opinion Leaders, Youth and people of the area to exercise restraint in the face of the challenges confronting them as well as to use non-violent means to channel their energies into ensuring peace.
“Meanwhile, there is a total ban on all persons in the afore-mentioned communities and its environs from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapon and any persons found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted,” the statement added.