One shot dead, 5 injured as festival turns bloody at Tain
One person was killed during a festival celebration at Namasa in the Bono Region’s Tain District.
Five others are believed to be hurt and are being treated at the nearby Nskor Hospital.
Lucy Acheampong, the Tain District Chief Executive (DCE), verified the event to Adom News on Tuesday.
She claimed that the citizens were out on the streets having fun when bullets were fired to disperse the throng by unknown individuals.
“Police were brought in to transport the deceased and injured to the hospital, and investigations are ongoing.”
“The dead should have been buried according to Islamic customs,” she explained, “but that has been deferred owing to the inquiry.”
She stated that the affected families had been visited and that security had been increased in the region to avoid a retaliatory strike.
The DCE also stated that the District Security Council and other stakeholders will convene to develop a plan to prevent such incidents in the future.