According to reports, soldiers have apparently shot a nursing mother dead in Bawku

A 42-year-old lactating mother named Mariama Dauda was among those killed in a recent ethnic dispute at Bawku in the Upper East Region.

According to reports, the dead was shot on Wednesday morning inside her home in Sabongari.

The overall number of fatalities since Sunday, December 18, 2022, now stands at eight.

In an interview with Adom News, Yakubu Dauda, the deceased woman’s husband, said he heard gunshots and ran to find out what had happened.

However, he asserted that the troops had forewarned him not to emerge lest he too be shot to death.

The troops’ justification for their actions, according to the upset husband, was that they believed the wife to be armed.

When I asked the soldiers in uniform why they opened fire inside my house, they said they thought my wife was holding a gun and shot her dead, the grieving husband recalled. “I heard the gunshot at my doorstep immediately after my wife opened the door and shouted to find out what happened, but I was warned by the soldiers in uniform not to attempt to come out or I will be shot dead too.

The spouse said that after allegedly performing the horrible murder, the troops scooped up the bullet casings and ran away.

“They left, but soon returned, picked up all the bullets, and drove off. When I returned to the house after the troops had departed, my wife was lying in a pool of blood on the floor.

He lamented, “My concern is that there were no gunshot exchanges between factions in the neighborhood and furthermore, we were in the rooms simply that my wife was to visit the bathroom and suffered an unexpected death.



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