One Ghana Immigration Service officer has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Bawku, Upper East Region.
Two other officers who were traveling with the deceased were shot in varying degrees and are in critical condition, receiving treatment.
The officers affected are Assistant Inspector of Immigration Mr Philip Motey, who is stationed in Missiga, Assistant Inspector of Immigration Mr Lawrence Afari, who is stationed in Kulungugu, and Assistant Inspector Eric Ayidiya, who is stationed at the Pulimakom border post.
The three officers were attacked around 2000 hours on Monday, according to a statement signed and copied to the Ghana News Agency by Assistant Commissioner of Immigration, Mr Emmanuel Ntim Dankyi, the Bawku Sector Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service.
According to the statement, the officers were shot by unknown gunmen in front of the Bawku Police Station while driving into Bawku town to buy food in their private car.
They were rushed to Bawku Presbyterian Hospital, where Assistant Inspector of Immigration Philip Motey was pronounced dead.
Mr. Eric Ayidiya, Assistant Inspector of Immigration, was transferred to Tamale Teaching Hospital on Monday, while Mr. Lawrence Afari remained at Bawku Presbyterian Hospital.
“Both officers are currently undergoing treatment.” Meanwhile, Philip Motey’s body remains at Bawku Presbyterian Hospital. “Any further information about the incident will be communicated as soon as possible,” the statement said.
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