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Second Victim Dies Following Walewale Robbery Shooting

Walewale attack claims another life, raising the death toll to two as community reels from the violence.

by Adenike Adeodun

In a tragic development, 22-year-old Alhassan Sumani, who was critically wounded in the Walewale shooting incident on February 12, 2024, has passed away at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. His death increases the fatality count to two, following the earlier loss of a Momo vendor known as Rabiu in the aftermath of a violent armed robbery at a bus station near the Nalerigu junction along the Tamale-Bolga Road.

The attack, which took place in the heart of the Walewale township, resulted in injuries to eight other individuals present at the scene. Reports indicate that the gunmen believed to be three in number, arrived on motorbikes and commenced their assault with a series of warning shots before fatally shooting the victims.

According to a report by Ghana Web, Dr Jabir Alhassan, a specialist general surgeon at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, has been attending to the victims of the Walewale incident. In an interview with Citi News, Dr. Alhassan provided insight into the condition of the patients upon their arrival at Walewale Hospital. “There were four patients, including three men and a six-year-old girl, who were allegedly attacked by armed robbers. Two of them were in critical condition,” he stated. Despite the medical team’s efforts to save the Momo vendor, who suffered multiple stab and gunshot wounds, he succumbed to his injuries shortly after surgery.

The recent death of Alhassan Sumani further compounds the grief of a community already shaken by this act of violence. The deceased has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites, as the community and the victims’ families seek solace and justice in the wake of the tragedy.

This incident has prompted calls for heightened security measures in the area to prevent future occurrences of such violent crimes, which not only claim lives but also instil fear and uncertainty among residents.

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