3 more killed by unknown gunmen in Bawku

Source The Ghana Report

Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has said that some unknown gunmen have killed three more people in Bawku.

This brings the death toll to five within the past 48 hours.

According to him, they were shot by some alleged soldiers who claimed they found firearms on them around 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2024.

“Unfortunately, we even had additional killings last night. They hit the three of them mercilessly. The assemblyman tried to intervene, but they refused to listen and they beat these boys and finally shot the three of them.”

He said another victim, who was with the deceased individuals before the shooting at the time, was able to flee.

“I am so scandalised by what the soldiers have done, and the youth are grieving. This is very dastardly,” he added.

The Ghana Armed Forces is yet to respond to the matter publicly.

On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, unidentified gunmen attacked and killed two people in the Upper East Regional town.

Reports suggest that the shooting occurred around noon when unknown gunmen opened fire at tricycle operators near the Bawku Community Center.

One of the deceased was identified as 60-year-old Musah Seidu.

The medical officer at the Presbyterian hospital, Dr. Tagbor Jackson, revealed that Musah died as a result of a severe chest injury due to a gunshot.

The injured have also been identified as Firdaus Abdulai, 17; Sumaila Munira, 38; Amidu Bugri, 40; Bukari Seidu, 50; and Kamal Sadat, 19.

Firdaus and Munira are undergoing treatment at the Vineyard Hospital, while the remaining three are also at the Presbyterian Hospital.

It is, however, not clear what triggered the horrifying incident.

Musah has since been released to the family and buried per Islamic tradition.


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