Robbers Kill 4 In Gushegu

A bus with registration number GR 2186 C, carrying market women from Tamale and heading for Gushegu in the Karaga district of the Northern Region, was attacked by four masked armed men at about 9am on Sunday, resulting in the death of four people.

The four passengers were killed on the spot, and six persons are in critical condition at the Gushegu Government Hospital. Another vehicle, escaping the robbery attack, reportedly ran over the four as they had been ordered to lie flat on the main road by the robbers. They died instantly, according to reports gathered.

As at the time of filing this report, only two names of the deceased had been made known; and they are Hamza and Hajia Bintu.

Their bodies have been deposited at the Gushegu Government Hospital pending autopsy.

The Northern Regional police spokesman, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the incident, told DAILY GUIDE that when the bus got to a village called Shabo – between Karaga and Gushegu – the robbers stopped it and asked all the passengers to come down and instructed them to lie on their stomachs on the road and robbed them of their monies and other valuables.

Some few minutes after the operation, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh claimed, there was an oncoming vehicle with registration number AS 9948 S. The robbers tried stopping it but the driver, sensing danger, tried to speed off. The robbers, he said, fired at the vehicle, causing the driver to drive it over four of the passengers lying on the road, killing them on the spot.

The police have commenced investigations into the incident and assured the people of Karaga district that they (police) would bring the armed robbers to book.

FROM Kombat Eric, Tamale

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