THREE armed robbers suspected to be Fulanis exchanged fire with a police patrol team at Banda on the Bole-Bamboi road at about 4am yesterday, resulting in the death of one of the robbers.
According to the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the incident to DAILY GUIDE, a Mercedes Benz bus was travelling from Kumasi to Wa and when it got to Banda near Bole, the suspected robbers instructed the driver to stop. They then robbed the passengers of their valuables.
Police in Bole had a call from an unknown person about the robbery incident and the police patrol team quickly rushed to the scene, he added.
When the robbers saw the police, they started shooting at them and in order to protect themselves, the police also responded by firing back at the robbers, killing one of them in the process.
According to ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, two of the robbers ran into a nearby bush when they realised that one of them had been gunned down.
The police found a mobile phone in the pocket of the dead robber when a search was conducted on him.
The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Wenchi Methodist Hospital morgue in the Brong Ahafo Region.
FROM Eric Kombat, Tamale