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Bawku shooting: 3 dreaded dead; 3 military injured and airlifted to Accra


A few soldiers have recently been injured from gunshots fired by some residents of Bawku in a reconditioned clash in the area. Three people are also dreaded dead from the exchange of gunfire between soldiers and some residents at Barbari-Buabula, a region of Bawku in the Upper Far east Region. In the ensuing melee which lasted several several hours, a nine-year-old son, a 16-year-old young lady, and an aged man whose details are not yet known were apparently shot. They are feared dead.

A couple of other civilians also sustained varying traumas in the course of the deals. The soldiers, affixed to the eleventh Mechanised Infantry Batallion based in Bazua, were on an functioning to mop out miscreants in the area when these people were reportedly attained with resistance, which led to the exchange of gunfire. According to information gathered by Image Online, the wounded soldiers were first taken up the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital and later to the Bolgatanga Regional Clinic.

The soldiers have since been airlifted to the thirty seven Military Hospital in Accra for more treatment due to the severity of the injuries. A resident in the area [name withheld] said gunshots were heard around 2am Wednesday. He said the shooting ongoing till about 14 am. He explained that the military moved to the area to criminal arrest the perpetrators of the sporadic taking pictures and in the task clashed with some of the children.

The Uppr East Regional Law enforcement officials Command has so far rounded way up 18 suspects within the spot where a lot of people were killed just lately, which led to the death of a horse speculator, Mohammed Bori previous Monday [March 14, 2022. ] The horse speculator while riding one of his mounts was accosted by some unknown enemies and was lynched. The suspects are Sally Abusanga, 12-15, Adams Ibrahim, 75, Tijani Abadeba, 49, Kasim Mohammed, 16, Tijani Sally, forty one, Masawudu Bello, 25, Haruna Fafara, twenty seven, and Adam Abubakar, 41, and Haruna Fuseini, 20.

Typically the rest are Mandsperson Alhassan, 30, Nuhu Zaro, 45, Issah Mumuni, 35, Seiba Seidu, 40, Pokok Issah, 40, Abdulai Hamidu, 47, Osman Alhassan, 42, Ibrahim Amadu, 30, and Imoro Adams, twenty-five. According to the Upper East Local Police Public Contact Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) David Fianko-Okyere, the suspects are under investigation increase in put before court. They explained that the suspects are interrogated and that those who would be found culpable will be arraigned.


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