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8 shot dead, 1 injured in ethnic clashes in Bawku

 

Eight people have been killed in Bawku in the Upper East Region follow­ing ethnic disturbances between Kusasis and Mamprusis.

An alleged killing of an old man at Natinga on Saturday result­ed in sporadic gunshots leaving five persons dead.

The spillover of gunshots yes­terday resulted in the death of two more persons, bringing the death toll to eight.

However, a young man in his 20s, who was injured, was receiving treatment at the Quality Medical Centre in Garu.

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Residents were thus living in fear and compelled to stay in­doors, bringing economic activities to a halt.

The Upper East Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Da­vid Fianko-Okyere, disclosed that it was unclear what triggered last night’s disturbances but the police had commenced investigations into the matter.

Mr. Fianko said his outfit did not have enough information about the incident and was thus unable to provide details. -citinewsroom.com

 

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