The Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, has imposed a curfew on Nkwanta township.
A statement issued by the Interior Ministry said the curfew, which is from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., was imposed on the advice of the Oti Regional Security Council and by Executive Instrument.
The curfew takes effect today, Tuesday, November 21, 2024.
The curfew has been imposed following the violent clashes in the area, which have led to the deaths of six people and injured several others.
There is also a ban on people in Nkwanta and its environs from carrying arms, ammunition, or any other offensive weapons.
Persons who are found with arms and ammunition would be arrested, the statement added.
Six people have been confirmed dead following a renewed chieftaincy dispute in the Oti Region.
Reporting from the area, Rainbow Radio’s Samali Abdul Razak said three persons were shot on Monday, November 20, 2023.
The number increased to six on Tuesday morning.
He said several residents were running for their lives over the incident, as those allegedly shooting were shooting to kill.
A few weeks ago, several houses and facilities were set ablaze in the region over chieftaincy-related matters.