Residents in Kpatinga banned from carrying weapons during funeral of chiefs

The Northern Regional Security Council has warned people in Kpatinga in the Karaga district of the Northern Region to desist from carrying offensive weapons during the performance of funeral rites of Chiefs in the area.

The Kpatinga Traditional Council has set between January 15 and 23 for the final funeral rites of some Chiefs who have passed on including Kpating Lana Ziblim Fusheini.

A statement issued by the Chairman of REGSEC, Salifu Saeed said due to recent disturbances in the area resulting in the loss of lives, individuals or groups within or outside Kpatinga are not expected to carry live ammunition during the period.

It said persons who intend to foment trouble during the ceremonies will be dealt with.

On the firing of Musketries, the REGSEC said it will only be permitted within the precincts of the Palace and must only be done with traditionally manufactured guns.

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