2 shot dead in bank robbery at Nabdam

BY: Vincent Amenuveve

Two people were shot dead by some suspected armed robbers at the Pelungu market in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region around 12 noon on Friday.

The suspected robbers, who were said to be on two motorbikes, allegedly attacked and robbed a First Allied bank branch at Pelungu of an unspecified amount of money and later shot indiscriminately, killing the two people.

Although the police are yet to confirm the incident, the Assembly Member for the Damola-Tindongo Electoral Area, Mr. Emmanuel Seluk told Graphic Online that the bodies of the deceased one of whom hailed from his electoral area have been conveyed to the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital mortuary.

Reports indicated that the robbers allegedly beat up some workers of the bank and made away with monies and further moved to another shop where they picked some computers and money.

The robbers were said to have fled the scene after the robbery.

When contacted the police in Nabdam and the Bolgatanga Municipality told Graphic Online they were still investigating the matter and would brief the press on the incident later.

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