Bawku Conflict: Policewoman, 3 persons killed in chieftaincy violence

Bawku Conflict: Policewoman, 3 persons killed in chieftaincy violence

The deceased policewoman who was identified as Constable Regina Angenu was shot in the groin by unknown gunmen while he paid a visit to another officer in the police division.

According to a press release on January 24, the police said Constable Regina Angenu on Saturday, January 22 around 5:05 p.m. paid a visit to Constable Erasmus Enkson at the Bawku Division of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the

“On their way to Const. Enkson's barracks, they were attacked by unknown assailants and the policewoman was shot in the groin.” 

Information reaching The Ghanaian Standard indicates that the late Constable Regina Angenu was rushed to the Presbyterian Mission Hospital but died while receiving treatment. 

In another incident at Daduri, a suburb of the town, unknown gunmen also sporadically shot at a  currency trading spot killing two people.

 After the incident, the victims were rushed to healthcare facilities for treatment.

The rest were sent to the , Regional Hospital, and Bawku Presbyterian Hospital.

Bawku conflict

Some time ago, the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) banned the riding of motorbikes by both sexes in the Bawku Municipality.

The wearing of smock was also banned where authorities indicated that the natives hid ammunition in them.

In a press statement signed by the Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, the Regional Co-ordinating Council noted that its directive stems from the volatile nature of security in the locale.

This violence comes after attempts to perform the final funeral rites of a Chief.

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