4 injured in Bimbilla as unknown assailants open fire

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By Lorlornyofm January 12, 2018 09:25

4 injured in Bimbilla as unknown assailants open fire

Four persons have sustained gunshot wounds following an attack by unknown assailants at Bimbilla in the Northern Region.

The incident occurred on Thursday evening when the four had finished with their evening Islamic prayers, and were seated at a known public space.

According to eyewitnesses, two persons on a motorbike allegedly shot at them and sped off. It is unclear what may have triggered the shooting.

The victims sustained various degrees of injury, and have since been transferred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for treatment.

The incident led to sporadic shootings in some parts of the troubled town of Bimbilla.

Bimbilla for the past decade has been struggling with a chieftaincy conflict which has claimed several lives including women and children.

Recently, a pregnant woman was shot dead, while her 14-year-old daughter was left injured after an unknown assailant opened fire on them.

The township has over the last few years been considered a crime hotspot leading to series of violent clashes involving the use of ammunition.

Last month, the celebration of the annual Damba festival in Bimbilla was suspended to prevent a potential conflict.

The area has for several months been under a 4:00 pm to 6:00am curfew due to the consistent gun attacks.

By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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