Armed robbers attack seven cars in a row

About seven different vehicles were robbed on the evening of Sunday November 14 on the Bawku-Bolgatanga road in a town called Nangode.

The armed robbers numbering about seven were said to be wielding AK 47 rifles with one of them holding a pistol.

The vehicles included 2 two Urvan buses, two 207-Benz buses and one private car.

The robbers were said to have made away with the belongings of the passengers who were on board all the vehicles.

The passengers were allegedly forced to lie on the floor while the robbers operated.
Driver of one of the vehicles one Mr. Charles Kwadwo Ayim told Citi News he was heading to Ghana from Niger.

“We were two buses that loaded from Niger heading towards Ghana.  So when we left off Bawku and got close to a town called Nagode on the Bolgatanga road, we saw that two Urvan buses, one private car and two 207 Benz buses had packed in the middle of the road and all the passengers were lying down.”

“So we stopped and later saw that two men with AK-47 guns came from the bush and approached the cars that had packed and ordered the drivers down. So at that point, I told my colleague driver that the people were armed robbers. Not long after I had said that, the robbers also attacked us and shot at my car. They asked all of us down and took our belongings after a search and also went into the cars and searched the passengers’ bags. They were seven and they were speaking in the Mossi language, English and French. It was a motor rider who witnessed the incident and told the police about it who later came to scene after about one hour” he narrated.

According to him, it took close to about an hour before the Police who were at a barrier nearby came to their rescue.

An eyewitness who confirmed the incident to Citi News said he informed the police at the barrier after he was alerted about the robbery ahead.

He said the police started firing warning shots whiles approaching the crime scene which forced the robbers to escape through the bush after they attempted returning fire.

The Police have confirmed the robbery and have begun investigations to apprehend the robbers.

This incident comes after four armed men, dressed in military and police uniforms on Saturday, November 13, clashed with custom officials at the Dowenya customs check point after robbing passengers on an Accra bound bus.

Robberies have become rampant lately although the Police are working tirelessly to tackle the menace. Credit: citifmonline

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