Nkwanta South: Curfew imposed over deadly clashes

Source The Ghana Report

The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has imposed a curfew on Nkwanta in the Oti Region.

The decision was taken on the advice of the Oti Regional Security Council and implemented by an Executive Instrument.

The curfew hours start from 5:00 pm to 6:00 am, effective Tuesday, November 21.

In a statement, the minister has also banned all persons in Nkwanta township and its environs in the Oti Region from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapons.

This comes after six people reportedly died in a shooting incident in the area.

According to eyewitnesses, armed assailants opened fire on residents at the Nkwanta Central Market yesterday.

Several properties have been destroyed in the past weeks while residents have fled, turning the community into a ghost town.

So far, a police officer and five others are reportedly in critical condition after the sporadic shooting at the market.

The cause of the attack is unknown.

Meanwhile, the Nkwanta South Police has beefed up security to safeguard lives and property.

Below is the full statement


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