Barley 24 hours after armed men attacked residents of Kumasi living around the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology junction, the robbers have struck once again.
This time, the armed men attacked traders at the Kejetia market and robbed them of their wares.
Speaking to Citi News, William Hayford of K-FM in Kumasi reported that the young men numbering about 9 capitalized on the power outage to perpetrate their act.
“We heard gunshots and they were just chasing the traders and other people with knives, guns and other sticks. People were just running helter-skelter seeking for places that they could hide. In fact it was very unbearable.”
He added that “there were gunshots and they were holding cutlasses and others things. They were in groups. In fact the inhabitants are living in total fear.”
Armed robbers who were on motorbikes struck terror in the heart of the Ashanti regional capital when they fired several shots using AK-47 and pump action guns and laid siege on helpless residents.
They left many vehicles damaged as motorists crashed into each other in an attempt to escape the onslaught which took place at about 7 p.m.