Woman hit by stray bullet in clash

A 27 year woman, who sustained gunshot wounds on Sunday, following the clash between supporters of National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Nima, a suburb of Accra, is yet to recover.
Amira Abubakar sustained injury in the cheek and arm from stray bullets when confusion broke out among the supporters in front of the residence of the NPP flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
She was admitted to the Maamobi Polyclinic and discharged the next day after police at the Nima Police Station issued her a medical form for treatment.
A medical report signed by Dr. Abena Okoh of the Polyclinic said Amira is suffering from severe pain in the neck and left arm, and had developed a cervical pain and myalgia as a result of the gunshots.
Speaking to The Ghanaian Times yesterday, Amira said she was yet to recover from the gunshot wounds, adding “that the situation had left her in a state of despair with great fear”.
Supporters of NDC clashed with NPP security guards when some NDC supporters on a health walk were alleged to have diverted their route and passed near the residence of Nana Addo.
They were alleged to have thrown stones and bottles into the house of the NPP presidential candidate.
This resulted in a clash, with warning shots being fired.
The Accra Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Timothy Yoosa Bonga, told journalists in Accra that the police were deployed in their numbers to offer protection in the area soon after the incident.
He gave the assurance that the police would be professional in handling the matter and ensure peace before, during and after the elections.
When contacted, police at the Nima Police Station where the case was reported, declined to speak to the issue.


By Charles Amankwa

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