Reports by an Accra-Based Radio Station (Class FM) which was later carried by other media houses and news portals including Ghanaweb and Pulse Ghana that “a curfew has been imposed on the town of Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region” is not true.
On Tuesday, April 24, an agreement which could not be reached over a piece of land marked out for construction by the two feuding factions Naba Raymond Alafia Abilba II, and Naba Joseph Abeka Nonge-Buuri resulted in a scuffle which led to gun shots leaving residents scampering into their homes.
The Military were called in to beef up security in the community to prevent an escalation of the situation or any further clashes and that is how the situation has been since yesterday. There is no state of emergency or curfew imposed on the town and things have gone back to normal as residents are going about their normal activities.
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Source: Bouda Yussuf/BoudaOnline.com