Three truck drivers transporting pepper and tomatoes from Bawku to Accra have been shot dead and four others injured by unknown gunmen. The incident occurred on Tuesday, 20 kilometers from the town, when the drivers were driving their perishable goods out of Bawku without police escort. The police had allegedly refused to grant them an escort out of the community.
Survivors of the shooting have recounted their ordeal, showing bullet-ridden vehicles with evidence of aggressive spontaneous shooting. One of the drivers, Kwaku Karl, narrated how he and his son lay on the floor of the vehicle in an attempt to escape the rain of bullets. Sadly, his son sustained multiple bullets and did not survive.
Yakubu Asaripue, the owner of one of the cargo trucks, said he lost his driver despite putting in much effort to rescue them. Haruna Issah, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds, explained that the gunmen chased them right after they got into the community and released multiple gunshots at them, forcing them to hide under the car seats.
The injured are receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. The incident has caused fear among the drivers and other members of the community. The motive behind the attack remains unknown, and the police are yet to make any arrests.