Armed gang kills two Chinese nationals in Ashanti Region

The two Chinese nationals were shot dead by armed men in the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti Region on Saturday

Two Chinese nationals have been shot dead by suspected robbers at Jacobu in the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti Region, the police have confirmed.

The incident, according to the police, occurred on Saturday (28 November).

A third victim is reportedly responding to treatment at an unnamed health facility after he sustained gunshot wounds.

In the past few months, the Ashanti Region has witnessed a number of robbery attacks raising fears about security in the nation.

Spate of Robberies in Kumasi

The region has witnessed a number of daytime robbery attacks in the past few months, raising fears about security.

In July, a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church was robbed and gunned down in Kumasi.

On 12 October, the Ashanti regional director of the Electoral Commission, Benjamin Bannor Bio, was attacked and robbed at gunpoint on the highway between Anwiankwanta and Obuasi while returning from official trip to the Western Region.

On 20 October, a Chinese national Ting Tiant was shot by suspected armed robbers in Kumasi at a mobile money joint.

The incident in the Ashanti regional capital occurred barely 24 hours after a 36 -year-old man had been shot dead at Atonsu in the Asokwa Municipality.

No cause for alarm

However, the Ashanti Regional Police Command has assured residents that Ashanti is safe, despite the string of robberies.

ASP Ahianyo has denied reports suggesting that the region is no longer safe.

“Let me just assure the general public that Kumasi is safe. We just recorded isolated cases: it is not that Kumasi is unsafe, it is ungovernable, and that there is insecurity in the region,” he said.

The police continue to hunt for the robbery suspects so far not apprehended.

Fred Dzakpata

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