The Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has banned the wearing of smock in Bawku township.
The ban takes effect immediately.
The Regional Security Council in a statement said the ban is to prevent criminals and unscrupulous elements from concealing arms and ammunition in the smock to attack innocent civilians.
Meanwhile, the Ministry for the Interior has on advise of the Upper East Regional Security Council and by Executive Instrument imposed a Curfew on Bawku Municipality and its environs in the Upper East Region from 4:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m effective, Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
According to a statement signed by the Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery, the imposition of the curfew has been as a result of threat of insecurity in the communities concerned.
Government calls on the Chiefs, Elders, Opinion Leaders, Youth and people of the area to exercise restraint in the face of the challenges confronting them as well as to use non-violent means to channel their energies into ensuring peace.
There is also 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.