A police officer has been shot dead by armed robbers at Kukuom in the Brong Ahafo region.

Corporal Humphrey Lumor was shot while he attempted to foil a robbery attack on June 30, 2016 on a road between Kukuom and Bibiani near Anwiaso.

This is the second time such an incident has occurred in the region in two months.

The robbers reportedly blocked a section of the Kukuom-Bibiani Road to steal from commuters.

The Public Relations Officer of the Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command, ASP Christopher Tawiah, told journalists the armed robbers fired shots at Police officers who upon a tip off came to rescue the commuters.

Corporal Humphrey Lumor sustained gunshot and was sent to the Goaso Hospital but passed on Saturday July 02, 2016 at the hospital.

His body has been transferred to the Police hospital morgue in Accra, ASP Tawiah said.

ASP Tawiah appealed to the Roads and Highways Ministry to employ people to weed along highways, since most robbers hide in these weeds to attack commuters.