The Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery has imposed a 12-hour curfew on the Doba and Kandiga communities in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality and the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region.
The Ministry imposed the curfew on the two communities upon advice by the Upper East Regional Security Council following last Saturday’s clashes over a disputed parcel of land which claimed six lives.
The curfew which took effect on Monday, July 6, 2020 starts from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am daily until otherwise reviewed.
A statement issued by the sector Minister, Ambrose Dery, said any person or group of persons from the affected communities caught carrying arms, ammunition and offensive weapons will be arrested and prosecuted.
Mr. Dery also appealed to the leadership of the affected communities to exercise restraint and resort to non-violent means of settling disputes to ensure peace in the area.
On July 4, 2020, six persons were killed and 12 houses torched over a renewed land dispute between the people of Doba and Kandiga in the Kassena-Nankana Municipal and Kassana-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region.
Four others also sustained various degrees of injury and were receiving treatment at the War Memorial Hospital.
According to the Navrongo Municipal Police Commander, DSP Francis Agyare the people of Doba got infuriated after some suspects from the Kandiga community were granted bail by the Bolga high court in connection with previous disturbances in the area and upon their return home they were celebrated as heroes thus the reprisal attack.
Subsequently, over ten persons were arrested by the Navrongo police command in connection with the clash and are in police custody.