On September 22, 1962, a State of Emergency was declared in Accra and Tema

Following the attempt on Nkrumah’s life at Kulungugu, on August 1, 1962, there continued to be more evidence of violence in the country. On September 9, 1962, a bomb exploded near the Flagstaff House, the official residence of the president, when the Ghana Young Pioneers Orchestra Band was entertaining the audience to modern Ghanaian music. This explosion killed one person and injured others. On September 18, 1962, two bombs again went off in Accra, killing and injuring several people. One of these bomb blasts occurred in Lucas House in Accra, when nine children fell dead on the spot as their intestines gushed out of their bodies. This was followed by another bomb explosion from September 22, 1962. Consequently, a state of emergency was declared in Accra and Tema with a dawn to dusk curfew being declared.