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4 Dead, 5 Suspects Arrested Over Bawku Killings

Five persons have been picked by the Bawku Municipal Police Command in connection with the killing of some four persons in Bawku
in the Upper East Region.

This follows sporadic shootings on Monday, May 9, 2022, reportedly claiming four lives, three males and a female.

The Bawku Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Simon Peter Akabati who confirmed the arrest Wednesday May 11, 2022 on 3FM said “we want government intervention to buy the arms”.

“That could solve the situation, or if you bring your arm, we will employ you. That is more comforting than just giving them the money.

“We are still investigating because we don’t understand why these things happening”.

“We suspect it could be a reprisal attack and four people killed; three males and one female”.

“Five people have been arrested and we are arraigning them before court this morning”.

He has therefore called on government to intervene and buy back illegal guns in the possessions of civilians in Bawku and its environs.

The Commander believes that the government intervention is the surest way in solving the incessant killing of innocent people with guns in the area.

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