Gunmen strike again killing girl at Nkonya

GOC Southern Command - Brigadier-General Oppong- Peprah.

GOC Southern Command – Brigadier-General Oppong- Peprah.

UNIDENTIFIED gunmen struck again at Nkonya-Tayi, near Nkonya Ahenkro, in the Biakoye District of the Volta Region, on Friday, killing a 15-year-old girl.

Justin Abisa was on her way from her home at the foot of the mountain in the town about 5pm to buy groundnuts when the assailants from the top of the mountain, close to Alavanyo, also in the region fired at her.

The girl was rushed to the Margaret Marquat Hospital in Kpando where she was pronounced dead on arrival and the body is at the mortuary awaiting autopsy, while investigations continue.

The Volta Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Nana Asomah has renewed his appeal to the public for information that can help in the arrest of the assailants.

On Saturday, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) the Southern Command of the Ghana Army, Brigadier General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, led a team of military personnel together with members of the Regional Security Council to the area to assess the security situation there.

They also met with Alavanyo and Nkonya chiefs behind closed doors.

Last Friday, the police established the identities of the two people shot dead at Nkonya-Tayi by alleged gunmen from neighbouring Alavanyo.

ACP Nana Asomah gave their names as Yao Akonbo, 40, a farmer; and Prince Mawusi Donkor, 31, also a farmer.

He told The Ghanaian Times that a 21-year-old man Richard Kalevi, who survived the gun attack with bullet injuries, was still on admission at the Volta Regional Hospital in Ho.

ACP Asomah said that post-mortem examinations were yet to be carried out on the bodies of the deceased persons.

“So far, we have not yet made any arrest in connection with the incident,” the regional police commander stated.

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho


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