- Conflicts at Old-Tafo has attracted the intervention of the National Peace Council and Chief Imam
- Their intervention is to help ease the tensions in the conflicted zone
- So far, 45 persons have been arrested in connection with the violence
The National Peace Council together with a Representative of the National Chief Imam is set to meet with the two factions engaged in the Old-Tafo conflict at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
The conflict at Old-Tafo between Muslims and Christians have seen the arrest of twenty more persons bringing to 45 the total number of persons in police custody as a result of the conflict.
Meanwhile the Chairman of the Regional Security (REGSEC), Peter Anarfi Mensah has assured citizens of the area to exercise restraint even as the conflict brews.
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, he ordered in a statement
The clashes has led to the destruction of some churches and a mosque in the community. A dusk to dawn curfew has been placed on the community by the Ashanti Regional Security Council.