The Minister for the Interior has on the advice of the Northern Regional Security Council and by Executive Instrument imposed a 5:00p.m. to 7:00a.m. Curfew on Yendi Township effective Friday, January 18, 2019.
The imposition of the curfew follows various reports gathered by Security Agencies indicating that there is very likely to be high tension in the township with large numbers of supporters of the various gates and factions all gathering in Yendi.
Government urges the 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 in the area.
Meanwhile, there is a total ban on all persons in the Yendi Township and surrounding areas from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapons and any persons found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted.