New battles at Bawku resulted in six deaths and three injuries.


A new ethnic riot in Bawku, in the Upper East Region, has claimed the lives of six people.

According to Citi News sources, five of the deceased were murdered early on Saturday, December 24, 2022, at Patilm, a community of Busangas living in Bawku.

A two-year-old boy, a ten-year-old girl, an elderly woman, and two men in their mid-forties are among the deceased whose remains have been placed at the Bawku Presbyterian hospital.

A 12-year-old girl and two other adults who were hurt in the event are being treated at the Bawku Presby hospital.

Bawku villagers have recently seen intermittent gunshots, which has slowed down economic activity and caused dread and terror among the locals.

Five people were killed on December 17, 2022, as a result of the shooting death of an elderly man in Sing-Naatin.

Two more people died on December 18, 2022, as a result of the intermittent gunfire from the day before.

The bodies of two people who died after being trapped in a burning house in Sangibo on December 20, 2022, were rescued by the police and given to the family for burial.

To put a stop to the ongoing ethnic unrest in the region, a number of parties, notably the Upper East Regional Peace Council, have urged the two sides to put down their weapons and light a peace pipe.

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