Amadu Hamza, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Bawku, has stated that the fresh war, which began in November 2021 and is still ongoing, has claimed the lives of over 200 individuals.
The MCE mentioned during his appearance on Joy FM that numerous victims of the fighting may not have had their remains turned over to the police.
“The conflict started on November 24, 2021, and though the official records on the death toll from the conflict are to come from the police, theirs may be far lesser than the real numbers on the ground.
“It will be difficult to ascertain the exact number of people killed, but it will hit over 200 if I’m not lying because some combat happens in locations that are difficult for the police and military to get to,” he said.
Mr. Hamza’s admission follows a shooting event over the weekend in which one person died and three others were wounded.
Paul Agyeman Konadu, a technical instructor at Zamse Senior High/Technical School in the Bolgatanga Municipality, has been named as the deceased.
Mr. Hamza, who voiced concern about the circumstance and the ongoing deaths, claimed that no arrests have been made as of yet.