Ghana's deputy ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Hajia Boya Gariba, on Sunday instilled fear into Tamale Residents in her neighborhood when she fire warning gunshots at a nearby church.
Reports on the incident state that the diplomat resorted to such actions after her warning to the Spring of Life Assembly Church to reduce the noise being made on Christmas day, was ignored.
A young boy that was sent to convey the message to church by the ambassador was reportedly assaulted by the church members.
Speaking to Starr FM, the diplomat confirmed the incident, stating that the warning shots were fired after the church members who became aggressive and refused to heed her monition to tone down on the noise emnating from the church.
"They came here to attack me so I had to call the regional commander, and I told them to stop, you won’t stop because its not a church. I did the shooting because they gave it (gun) to us for self protection. “I have reported to the police, the CID has come here several times they won’t stop. I was bathing then they came here to attack us and they even wounded this boy so I have shot. The gun is licensed and I have been trained to use it," she stated.
She added that the action was only a self-defense mechanism.