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Interior Ministry renews curfew in Bunkpurugu

by Citi Newsroom

The Ministry of Interior has renewed, by Executive Instrument, the curfew hours imposed on Bunkpurugu and its environs in the North East Region.

Several clashes between factions in Bunkpurugu have resulted in numerous deaths and the destruction of property.

In a statement sighted by citinewsroom.com and signed by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, the government urged residents to exercise restraint and to use non-violent means to maintain peace in the area.

Meanwhile, there is a total ban on all persons in the Bunkpurugu Township and surrounding areas from carrying arms, ammunition, or any offensive weapon.

The curfew hours are from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am until further notice.

Below is the Ministry of Interior’s statement.

The Minister for the Interior, has by Executive Instrument renewed the Curfew hours imposed on Bunkpurugu Township and its environs in the North East Region from 8:00pm to 6:00am effective Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Government continues to urge 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 to the area.

Meanwhile, there is a total ban on all persons in the Bunkpurugu Township and surrounding areas from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapon, and any person found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted.

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