Mustapha Abdul Rashid

The two deceased Mustapha Abdul Rashid (left) and Mohammed Nasir (right)


Two persons have been killed in two closely related incidents at Sagnerigu and Aboabo, in the Tamale Metropolis.

In the first incident, one Mohammed Nasir was shot on Saturday at close range by some mask-wearing assailants at Sagnarigu while on his way to visit a friend.

He was rushed to the Tamale Teaching Hospital but died Monday morning after doctors had successfully removed nine pellets stuffed in his body.

His death was said to have sparked tension in the Metropolis as some aggrieved youth believed to be his friends, threatened to avenge his death if the security agencies failed to arrest the perpetrators within a 10-hour ultimatum issued to them.

Hours later, reports indicated that one Mustapha Abdul Rashid, a vulcanizer, had been lynched close to the Aboabo Timber Market by some unknown persons.

Some residents alleged that he was in possession of a fully loaded AK47 assault rifle heading towards Aboabo when he was pounced on by some angry residents and lynched.

His elder brother and assemblyman for Lamashegu North, Awudu Abdul Lateef, told the media that he was called to the seen by some persons who identified the deceased.

According to him, his brother left home to attend some remedial classes at one of the schools only to meet his untimely death at the Timber Market, wondering what he was doing there.

Meanwhile, police have conveyed the body to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for examination while security has been stepped up within Aboabo and its environs.

Armed military men at the scene smashed the camera of Ghanaian Times photojournalist, Geoffrey Buta, when he attempted taking shots of what was going on after heckling him.

Mr. Buta, who was deeply worried over the incident, had promised to report the matter to the Ghana Journalists? Association (GJA) for redress.

From Stephen Zoure, Tamale


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