A gang of robbers has raided a community in the West Mamprusi Municipality, shooting one person dead and injuring another.
The gun-wielding robbers, numbering seven, attacked mobile money vendors and shops at Yama, amid intense firing of their guns.
They enacted a doomsday scenario, that sent the terrified local people fleeing into the bush and others hiding under the beds in their rooms.
The person who suffered gunshot wounds has been named only as Fataw, and he is 37 years old.
Fataw was rushed to the Walewale Government Hospital for treatment of his gunshot wounds and he is reported to be responding to treatment.
The robbers imposed a reign of terror on the community as they moved from place to place, attacking and seizing money from mobile money vendors and shop operators in the community amid intense firing of gunshots to scare - put the fear of God in the local people.
The seven violent criminals made off with unspecified amount of cash, seized from their victims – mobile money vendors and the shop operators.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Robert Anabiik Anmaim, Head of the North East Police Public Affairs, confirmed the robbery incident and said the robbers attacked money vendors and shops, shooting indiscriminately and made off with an unspecified amount of money.
The police, he said, had started their investigations and would be leaving no stone unturned to track down and arrest the seven violent criminals.
They would go to every length to get those miscreants to answer for their crime. ASP Anmasim spoke of intensification of police patrols on roads running across the region by the special anti-robbery team to provide security protection for motorists and travelers.
He called for the people to remain calm and vowed to go after those who had chosen to live outside the law.
He stated that there was no way the police would allow criminals to terrorize and hold the society and the law-abiding people in the region to ransom.
He called for strong support of the people, urging them not to hesitate to flag up criminals in their communities.
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