Robbers Attack Passengers


Armed robbers attacked passengers on Metro Mass Transit and two Benz buses travelling from Tatale to Yendi and Tamale on Sunday.

The incident happened near Bikokonlinbi between Tatale and Zabzugu road at about 2:30am.

The robbers seized mobile phones, cash and other items belonging to the commuters. They also took away GH₵ 700.00 in the possession of the bus conductor.

They beat up passengers who had no phone or money on them.

Mr Osuman Musah, leader of Yendi Metro Mass Transit Inspection Unit, who briefed the media at Yendi after the incident, said the armed robbers suspected to be Fulanis attacked the bus with registration number AS 9272 Z driven by one Mr Abdulai Saddiq.

In the attack the robbers shot at the bus and ordered all the passengers to get down and lie on their stomachs after which they robbed them(passengers) and fled into the bush.

Mr Nicholas Waake, Tatale- Sangule District Chief Executive, who is the Chairman of the District Security Committee (DISEC) told the Ghana News Agency that this was the second time such an incident happened at the same spot.

He said although DISEC through the advice of the police had asked drivers not to travel before 5am yet they still do.

Mr Waake said the Zabzugu District Police Command would intensify patrol on the road.

He lamented that the Tatale Police Station has no police vehicle for operations.

GNA 


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