- One person arrested in Old Tafo; where the major of Kumasi has announced an extension of the curfew to Monday.
- The Imam for the area has also been arrested.
- One person died with several others sustaining injuries in the clashes which occurred Wednesday afternoon over a piece of cemetery land in Old Tafo.
The Mayor of Kumasi Kojo Bonsu has announced that the dusk- to-dawn curfew imposed on the area has been extended to Monday.
Also one of youth in the confrontations has been arrested by the Police for possessing a gun and shooting indiscriminately.
Chief of Army Staff Major General Poku-Adusei according to reports ordered for the arrest of the Imam of Old Tafo in Kumasi.
He further directed the security personnel on the round to shoot anyone who tries to destroy any property, Kumasi based Ultimate FM reported.
The locals and traditional authorities are reportedly fighting off attempts by the Muslims to fence off the cemetery in the area.
REGSEC’s reasons for imposing the curfew
As part of measures to contain the escalating violence at Tafo and part of the Magazine area of Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional Security Council has decided to impose a dusk to dawn curfew from 6pm to 6am starting from today Wednesday 10th February, 2016.
All persons within the vicinity of Tafo are entreated to observe this directive by remaining indoors in order to help protect life and property. Security forces are on the ground to enforce the order and any person found in the area during the curfew hours would be delt with ruthlessly.
The public is also hereby assured that the necessary security arrangements have been put in place to ensure maximum security and safety within the area and there should be no panic but to remain calm as the security forces are in full control of the situation.
REGSEC is monitoring closely the measures put in place and would review the situation and issue further directives as the situation improves. We trust that all persons will co-operate to help ease the tension and bring the situation back to normalcy.
Signed PETER ANARFI MENSAH CHAIRMAN-REGSEC