Two die in Bawku shooting incidents
Two people were shot dead in two separate incidents in the Bawku municipality in the Upper East Region during the weekend.
While one of them, identified as Hasmin Yakubu, 28, was shot at Sagabo last Friday, the other, whose name was given as Osman Inusah, died at the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital where he had been rushed to after he had been shot at Possum, near the Bawku Cattle Market on Saturday.
Two others, whose names were given as Dambilla Issah, 68, and Tanko Haruna, 30, are receiving treatment at the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital after they were attacked by unidentified gunmen last Friday.
Issah is said to have been shot in the abdomen, while Haruna is said to have sustained multiple wounds on both arms, the right thigh and chest.
Briefing the Daily Graphic, the Bawku Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Ebenezer Kwaku Asare, said the incidents were not linked to the protracted ethnic clashes which had deprived the once popular economic hub of northern Ghana the necessary economic and social progress.
According to the police, Yakubu was shot about 7:40 p.m. by unknown assailants when he was sitting with a lady, suspected to be his girlfriend, in front of a house.
He was shot in the neck and the chest, killing him instantly.
He said in Inusah’s case, two gunmen allegedly went to his house about 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, knocked on his door and after he had opened the door, his assailants opened fire on him.
Inusah was rushed to the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital, where he died later.
The suspected armed assailants also shot Issah and Haruna, who were rushed to the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital, where they are being treated.
Chief Supt Asare said when the security team combed the scene; they found 24 empty shells and two live ones of AK 47 ammunition.
So far, no arrest has been made in connection with the two incidents, but police investigations are underway.
By Benjamin Xorman Glover/Daily Graphic/Ghana
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