Victim who was shot,receiving treatment at the Bole Hospital

Gunmen believed to be armed robbers  have attacked and injured four  illegal miners at Gbulimpe in the Bole -Bamboi district Friday dawn, a victim of the attack told Starr News’ Eliasu Tanko.

According to the victim, Tianye Samuel, who is currently  receiving treatment at the Bole Hospital, three other persons have gone missing after the robbers opened fire on them. He said he was shot five times in the leg while fleeing from the robbers who had laid ambush, and do not know the fate of his friends.

“We went to the bush with our machines to discover gold with three other friends of mine, on our way home we met this armed robbers who started shooting at us, we started running and they shot my leg five times but my friends run away.”

Incidents of armed robbery attacks on local miners in the area and road users have been on the rise, forcing residents to stockpile arms for defense, spokesman for Gonjaland Youth Association said.

Police in the area have been accused of conspiracy for failing severally to quell the attack or arrest the perpetrators, a charge they denied.

The police in response to the allegation also blamed insufficient vehicles for their inability to head off the armed robbers.

Several people have been robbed and killed by the robbers who have consistently outsmarted the police.