A policewoman, Constable Regina Angenu of the Paga Police Station, has been shot dead by some unknown assailants at Bawku in the Upper East Region.
The Police in a statement indicated that “at about 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 23, 2022, the deceased, PW/Constable Regina Angenu of Paga Police Station paid a visit to Const. Erasmus Enkson of Bawku Division MTTU.”
On their way to Constable Enkson’s barracks, they were attacked by unknown assailants, and the policewoman was shot in the groin.
She died at the Presbyterian Mission Hospital while undergoing treatment.
The body has been sent to Tthe Bolgatanga Regional Hospital for preservation and autopsy.
Meanwhile, security authorities in Upper East Region have moved to crack down on sporadic violence in the town of Bawku by banning the use of motorbikes in the conflict hotspot.
The ban on motorbikes is a step-up of an earlier directive banning men from carrying fellow men on the same motorbikes.
Last month, the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) banned pillion for men in the area.
Pillion is a seat for a passenger behind a motorcyclist.
The ban, however, did not include women riders picking fellow women on their bikes.
However, following renewed violence that has claimed the lives of four persons, the REGSEC has instituted the ban on motorbikes as part of sweeping actions to curtail further violence in the impoverished town.
This time, the ban affects women motor riders too.