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02.01.2008 Regional News

Curfew At Bawku

A Dusk - to - dawn curfew has been imposed on Bawku, Zabugu and Garu in the Upper East Region following communal violence and killings in the towns.

That followed a meet between the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) and some traditional leaders in the area after a reported case of alleged armed robbery erupted into a bloody ethnic conflict between Mamprusis and Kusasis, the two dominant groups in the towns.

Police sources in Accra told the Daily Graphic that three people had been confirmed dead in the riots, but unconfirmed reports in Bawku put the number at nine.

The REGSEC officials and the traditional leaders are also holding a meeting with the regional Minister, the police and military commanders to restore peace and security in the towns.