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National Service personnel gunned down in Nkwanta South

Municipal Chief Executive for Nkwanta South, Bright Lenwah described the incident as unfortunate and heartbreaking

A National Service Person has been shot dead at Nkwanta in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Oti Region.

A report says, the deceased, who has been identified as Gowugade Denis was fatally shot while he was on his farm with his family.

As at the time of filing this report, the police have not made any arrested for the crime committed.

In a phone interview with Asaase News’s Oti regional correspondent Solomon Mensah-Ahiable, on Wednesday (3 January 2024), the municipal chief executive for Nkwanta South, Bright Lenwah described the incident as unfortunate and heartbreaking.

“It is very disheartening to wake from time to time to hear of such incidents,” he added.

He has indicated that, the authorities and the security services were working diligently to restrategise and modify their tactics to prevent such occurrences in the area.

According to him, many development activities a halted due to clashes . Adding that, students could not go to school, workers are afraid and residents lives in a state of uncertainty.

This is really affecting development and economic growth in the area but we are hoping to find a lasting solutions to this matter.

He, therefore, called on all the youths of the various groups to lay down their arms and guns to resolve the issue rather than taking innocent lives.

Meanwhile, some residents have fled the community with their children hence affecting their education as schools are still closed.

Reporting by Solomon Mensah-Ahiable Oti region

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