Mahama Ayariga, Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, has expressed regret over the deaths of seven people in an attack on a vehicle bound for the Atuba Market in the Upper East Region.
According to him, the attack, carried out by unknown shooters, was the most tragic event in his constituency.
Armed men attacked a vehicle bringing traders from Bawku to Atuba Market in the Binduri District.
The terrorists shot and killed the truck’s driver and six passengers, one guy and five women.
In a statement, the MP denounced the violence and urged the authorities to apprehend and prosecute those responsible.
“Let me once again condemn this attack on innocent men and women going about their businesses. The police must do whatever it takes to apprehend the perpetrators of this dastardly act,” part of the statement read.
He also urged the Kusasi and Mamprusi, two ethnic groups embroiled in a long-running dispute in the region, to end hostilities and embrace peace.
He also urged the government to act and restore order in the neighborhood, as well as give protection and assistance to the victims and their families.
“I once again appeal to all sides in the Bawku conflict to lay down their arms and let us use this senseless violence. My condolence go out to the families of the dead.
“The government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) must take urgent steps to protect the lives of people in Bawku and districts around it,” he added in the statement.