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Armed robbers attack traveling church members

A gang of armed robbers have attacked members of the Global Church of Grace Ministries at Bodi, near Bole on Bole Sawla highway in the Northern Region.

The members of the Global Church of Grace were said to be traveling from Sefwi Adaborkrom in the Western Region to Sawla District in the Northern Region for convention on board a Sprinter Benz Bus with registration number ER 94 Z.

A few meters to Bodi community after Bole, the three armed men believed to be Fulanis and wielding locally manufactured shotguns blocked the road with logs to stop the vehicle.

The armed robbers managed to rob all 21 passengers on board to the tune of about GH¢7,000.00 and an unspecified number of mobile phones.

The incident has been confirmed by the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer ASP Ibrahim Mohammed Tanko.

According to him, the police rushed to the crime scene after they had received a call about the robbery.

He added that the operation was extended to nearby communities by the robbers were quick in fleeing the scene.

The police PRO further stated that the church members managed to disarm one of the robbers but he escaped arrest.

He indicated that a locally manufactured shot gun, one BB cartridge and one BB empty cartridge retrieved.

Meanwhile, the police in the area have appealed to residents to volunteer information to help in the arrest of the suspects.


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