The robbers numbering about 8 on motorbikes emerged from the Togo end of the border
Three suspected robbers who engaged in a shootout with police on Sunday afternoon have been killed at Tatale in the Tatale-Sanguli District of the Northern Region.
According to the police, the robbers numbering about 8 on motorbikes emerged from the Togo end of the border and held market women hostage at a spot noted for currency exchange in view of the fact that Sunday May 21, 2017 was a market day in the area.
They were reported to have advanced in their bid to rob other road users but luck eluded them when the police were notified and rushed in well armed.
The robbers reportedly fired gunshots sporadically as they progressed to scare their victims but a police patrol team that had arrived in the niche of time, came to the rescue of the victims and returned fire while trying to close up on them.
In the heated gunfire exchanges that saw the passengers of Tatale bound bus caught in the cross-fire, one person sustained a gunshot wound and is currently receiving treatment at the Yendi government hospital.
Police in the area say they are currently on a hunt for the other suspects who are believed to be hiding in the bushes or fled into neighbouring Togo because the area shares border with Ghana.
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