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Two police officers die in pursuit of suspected robbers

Two police officers have died in pursuit of suspected armed robbers on the Walewale-Bolgatanga Highway.

The deceased officers, Chief Inspector James Akakose Aroma and Corporal Nii Osekle Charles, are said to be members of the Anti-Robbery Taskforce who were operating on the stretch when the unfortunate incident happened on Thursday.

The taskforce was responding to an emergency call of robbery attack on passengers on that stretch of the road.

The officers who were on board a Land Cruiser patrol vehicle with registration number GP 246 collided with a KIA Grand Bird at Lougri and somersaulted severally before hitting a tree.

According to a police report, three other officers, Constable Akanvariwen Daniel, Ezekiel Quarshie Tawiah and Iddrisu Gafaru, who were also on board sustained varying degrees of injury and were rushed to the Walewale Government Hospital for medical attention.

Constables Ezekiel Quarshie Tawiah and Iddrisu Gafaru were later referred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital due to the severity of the injuries.

The North East Regional Police Commander, DCOP Moses Ali led a team of Senior Police officers to the hospital to visit the victims on admission. He mentioned that efforts are being made to airlift them to Accra for further treatment.

The Regional Command assured all police officers that the administration will do everything possible to give the deceased officers a befitting burial.

“The armed robbery that occurred will be properly investigated, and the perpetrators brought to book,” he added.

Meanwhile, the body of the deceased officers have been deposited at the West Hospital Morgue in Tamale.

Below is the statement

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