Residents of Bimbilla Northern Region have been asked to stay home after gunshots were fired in the area on Thursday. A journalist with Gmamtambu Radio in?Bimbilla, Mohammed Ameenu Alabira told Citi News the shooting started in a local abattoir.

BimbillaExplaining events leading to the incident, Alabira reported that ?this morning there was a lot of tension in town and currently as I speak to you a curfew has been imposed on Bimbilla. Everybody has been asked to go home? We are awaiting what will happen.? It is unclear yet what triggered the troubles but Citi News understands security personnel have been deployed to the area to maintain peace and possibly arrest those involved. Several shooting incidents have over the years been recorded in the region, compelling government to continuously renew the curfew imposed on the region. In 2014, the Interior Ministry ?placed a twelve hour curfew on the Bimbilla township?because of a shooting incident which led to the death of the overload of the town, Naa Dasana Abdulai Andani II.

The shooting was triggered by a disagreement between two chieftaincy factions over where to bury the late chief of the town, Nakpaa-Naa?Salifu Dawuni. Residents however asked for a reduction in the curfew hours. A trader in the area told Citi News, ?The security is tight alright but it is affecting our businesses here because prior to the curfew, we used to sell in the night so they should review it.? President Mahama has in the past called for measures to resolve the protracted conflict in Bimbilla and other areas noted for conflicts, but it appears the challenge is yet to be resolved.


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