Friday, 24 May

9 killed in Pusiga shooting

A woman shot in the leg

In what appears to be a connected to the ongoing chieftaincy conflict in the neighboring Bawku area, a shooting incident in Pusiga in the Upper East region, has resulted in the death of at least nine people.

Reports indicate that the attack occurred earlier today, Thursday, 21 September 2023, when a group of heavily armed individuals ambushed a convoy of police personnel who were escorting traders from Bawku to Cinkase in Togo.

The assailants struck near the Gbewaa Training College on the road leading from Missiga to Pulimakom.

Sources within the police force acknowledge the incident's occurrence. 

No police officers sustained injuries, although the police vehicle suffered significant damage. 

The victims of the attack include six women and three men.

The police have disclosed that, as of now, no arrests have been made. However, they are actively pursuing leads as part of their ongoing investigations into this tragic event.