A curfew has been imposed on Bole in the Northern region following a violent confrontation due to a chieftaincy dispute.
Two persons are reported dead following the dispute with several others sustaining serious injuries.
Rainbow Radio’s Prince Kwame Tamakloe said the violent clash was between supporters of two individuals of the same royal family who have laid competing claims over the Bole skin.
A statement signed by the Interior Minister Ambrose Dery said the decision was taken on the advice of the Northern Regional Security Council and that it takes effect 6:00pm to 6 am effective, Monday 10 December, 2018.
He said “there is a total ban on all persons in the afore-mentioned communities and its environs from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapon and any persons found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted.”
Tensions have been simmering in Bole for months now after a symbolic ruling by a judicial council of the Regional House of chiefs on the prolonged chieftaincy misunderstanding in Mandari, an important nearby community within the Traditional Area, where chiefs automatically ascend to the Bole Skin upon vacancy.