Police officers lose weapons to armed robbers at a checkpoint

Police officers lose weapons to armed robbers at a checkpoint

- Armed robbers have seized weapons from three police officers at a checkpoint in the Northern Region

- The armed robbers overpowered the officers and took two AK-47 rifles each loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition.

- The matter has been reported to the regional command and investigations are ongoing

Three police officers have lost their weapons to armed robbers at a checkpoint in the Northern Region, YEN.com.gh can confirm.

The officers, Samuel Yeboah, Constable Maduku Amoh and Detornu Brigitte were detailed for 'Operation-Calm Life' snap-check duty at Kapkayili in the Northern region.

According to police officials, three gunmen arrived at the checkpoint in a saloon car and opened fire on the officers.

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The unidentified gunmen then overpowered the officers and seized two AK-47 rifles each loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition.

Though the incident has been reported to the regional command, attempts to request for comments from the police spokesman have been unsuccessful.

Kasapafmonline.com reports that eyewitness claim the officers were caught off guard and could not return fire at the attackers, who fired more than three shots.

“The police were here and they were just looking inside their phones and chatting on their phones. Then we heard about three warnings shots and later the armed robbers just came and pass” a pump attendant who witnessed the incident revealed.

The checkpoint was near a fuel station that was robbed in 2018 during a robbery surge on oil marketing companies and private residence in the metropolis.

The Northern Regional Coordinating Council, in 2018, launched the 'Operation Calm Life' across the country to respond to a series of deadly attacks carried out by unknown gunmen.

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