The shooting of three military officers at Bawku in the Upper East Region has been verified by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Amadu Hamza Zoogo.
One military officer, he claims, is fighting for his life, while two others are gravely hurt. This occurred amid a shooting between feuding villagers in Bawku, which resulted in further confrontations. The attack’s motives are unknown, but officials say the security guards were on their regular night patrol.
He did say, however, that the injured security people are responding well to hospital care.
He told JoyNews that the feud was sparked by the recent shooting of a nomadic herdsman in one of Bawku’s suburbs.
He stated that the matter is being investigated by the police.
Meanwhile, Paul Musah, a Bawku Assembly Member, has revealed that several locals were trapped in the crossfire, which resulted in the shooting of three military officers.
“Around 4:00 a.m., some gunshots were heard. Despite the fact that I was not present, there was a heavy gunfight between the Mamprusis and the Kusasis at 4:00 a.m.
So we heard that the military had intervened all of a sudden. But I’m not sure what happened, and it appears that the Military has now overwhelmed the Mamprusis and is battling the Kusasis.
And what we discovered was that they had injured several military personnel, which they believe was due to the Kusasi people. As a result, as the military was pursuing the Kusasis away, some of them were shot,” he explained. Paul Musah also revealed that a local citizen, Issahaku Abdulai, was killed by the military, as was an unidentified nine-year-old boy who was also killed by the military.
According to the Assemblyman, a female student in her room was also shot dead, along with the burning of some nearby dwellings.
He further revealed that at the [Akoyi] hospital and another adjacent health facility, two or three people are in critical condition.
Meanwhile, following the growing animosity between the two ethnic groups, the Chief of Pusiga, Naa Ibrahim Abugri, has reported a raid on his palace by several Police and Military officials.
Around 10:00 a.m., he claims, police and military officials arrived in roughly eight armoured cars and fired warning shots at his home when he refused to come out to speak with the military and police commanders.
According to Naa Ibrahim Abugri, security agents suspected him of keeping a suspect at his home, prompting the search.
According to the Chief of Pusiga, security personnel searched his room, his wife’s room, and every other room in his house, breaking some doors and ceilings in the process.