Man, 35, shot dead in suspected robbery attack in Upper West Region

Residents say they live in fear following the incident

A 35-year-old man has been shot and killed by suspected robbers who attacked passengers on the Buoro-Fielmuo road in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region.

Another person is in critical condition receiving treatment at the hospital, local media reported Thursday.

Sissala West District Police Commander, ASP Victor Akakpo told Accra-based Citi FM that the incident happened last night at about 8:30pm when the deceased, Kyiir Sien, 35, and his friend John Kyei were returning from Buoro, a farming community along the Ghana-Burkina-Faso border near Fielmuo.

According to the commander, “moments after it happened, some computers got to the scene and rushed the two to the Nandom hospital but one was pronounced dead on arrival while the other is still receiving treatment at the same facility”.

The Commander said his men have started investigations to arrest the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

He advised residents in the area to report persons with suspicious characters to the Police.

Meanwhile, the Sissala West District Chief Executive, Mohammed Bakor has said a joint police-military patrol team has been deployed to the crime area to ensure that calm is restored in the area.

By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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