Upper East Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Okyere-Fianko says a Ghanaian was on January 5, killed by a stray bullet when some gunmen attacked traders at Yelwongo, at the Burkina-Faso side of the Ghana-Burkina border.
On Tuesday, January 5, A1 Radio had information that indicated that about 6 unidentified gunmen attacked residents and traders at a market at Yelwongo; a trading community between Ghana and Burkina Faso.
The gunmen fired several warning shots to scare people from the market while they went round robbing the traders. One of the bullets from the warning shots hit and killed a male trader who had travelled to Yelwongo from Ghana to trade. The deceased was yet to be identified at the time of filing this report.
A1 Radio source said a team of armed Police, Immigration and Fire Service personnel rushed to the border on Tuesday January 5, to ensure that the gunmen did not enter the Ghana side of the border.
Meanwhile ASP Okyere-Fianko has assured that calm has returned to the Yelwongo as well as communities along the Ghana Border.