Const. Regina Angenu was a victim of gun violence in Bawku.

A Police officer has been shot dead amidst the resurgence of violence in Bawku, in the Upper East Region.

According to the Police, Constable Regina Angenu, who was with the Paga Police Station on Sunday, paid a visit to her colleague, Constable Erasmus Enkson of the Bawku Division.

However, the duo was attacked around 5:07 pm by unknown assailants.

The deceased was shot in the groin and died at Presbyterian Mission Hospital while undergoing treatment.

The body has been sent to Bolgatanga Regional Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

Meanwhile, sources have disclosed that eight people sustained various degrees of injuries during the tension and were rushed to the Presbyterian Mission Hospital.

Following gunshots in the early hours of Monday, December 27, 2021, which resulted in the loss of lives and the destruction of properties in the township, insecurity has become a significant concern in Bawku.

Thirteen persons were subsequently arrested and airlifted to Accra following the violence.

Since then, government, through the Interior Ministry, has implemented various curfews to reduce the tension.

Also, the Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has banned the riding of motorbikes in the Bawku Municipality.

The incident also resulted in heavy security deployment to communities within the municipality.



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