Two policemen have been shot dead by suspected robbers at the Zuarungu Market in the Upper East Region, the police administration confirmed on Wednesday (15 December).
The cops who are yet to be identified were killed during a robbery attack on a popular shop – Baba Store.
The Ghana Police Service described the incident as “Black Wednesday.”
“Black Wednesday for the Ghana Police Service as we have lost two of our officers through the activities of criminals, while on patrols this night within the Zuarungu Township to safeguard life and property,” it said in a Facebook post.
According to eyewitnesses, the two officers had stopped at the market at about 7pm to buy food when the armed men who were fleeing the robbery scene attacked and shot them.
The sources said the officers who died on the spot were also partly burnt by fire which they suspect emanated from a leakage in the fuel tank of their motorbike.
The robbers fled the scene after the incident on a motorcycle before a police team arrived at the scene.
The remains of the two cops have been deposited at the Bolgatanga Hospital morgue.