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/ 23 / 2003
"Dagbon state of emergency and curfew
President John Kufuor has said the government will not renew a
two-year state of emergency and curfew in four districts of the
strife-torn northern Ghanaian Dagbon traditional area.
Minister of the Interior, Hackman Owusu-Agyeman, said the four
districts included Tolon-Kumbungu, Savelugu-Nanton, Gushegu-Karaga
and Zabzugu-Tatale where a state of emergency and the curfew were
imposed in March 2002.
imposition of the emergency measures followed a chieftaincy dispute
between two ruling families that led to the killing of the Dagbon
King, Ya Na Yakubu Andani II and 29 other people on 27 March.
however said upon recommendations of security agencies, Kufuor
had maintained the state of emergency in the northern regional
capital, Tamale, and the Yendi district, which was the scene of
the clashes that led to the Dagbon King's death. The King's palace
was razed during the clashes while he was beheaded.
and Yendi will continue to be covered by a midnight to dawn curfew,
but Interior Ministry officials said security agencies would monitor
the situation in the two towns and announce any changes once security
two wrangling families belong to two clans that have disagreed
over the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis for nearly 40 years, namely
the Andani and Abudu clans.