Curfew imposed on Yendi township

A 5:00 pm to 7:00 am curfew has been imposed on the Yendi Township by the Minister for the Interior.
The curfew follows the selection of a new person to become the Yaa-Naa of the Dagbon Kingdom on Friday evening.

The Ministry said reports indicated that there was a likelihood of high tension because of the presence of different factions and large numbers in Yendi.
“The imposition of the curfew follows various reports gathered by security agencies indicating that there is very likely to be high tension in the township with large numbers of supporters of the various gates and factions all gathering in Yendi.”
“Government urges the chiefs, opinion leaders, youth and people of the area to exercise restraint in the face of the challenges confronting them and to use non-violent means to channel their energies into ensuring peace in the area.”
There is also a total ban on all persons in the Yendi Township and surrounding areas from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapons.
“Any persons found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted,” the Ministry warned.
Though the start of the funeral was marred by violence last week, the township was able to overcome the tensions to see the funeral to a climax on Friday.
The final rites to bring an end to the funeral of the late Dagbon overlord, Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II, were performed today.
A week ago, the town was on almost in flames after two days of violence resulted in two deaths and multiple injuries.

By: | Ghana

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