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Diasporia News of Tuesday, 6 September 2022


1 Nigerian killed, 4 others injured in Ghana after mob attack

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One Nigerian has been killed and four others injured following a mob attack in Okushibiade in the southwestern part of the Ga West Municipality of Ghana.

The attack reportedly occurred on Saturday, September 3, 2022, according to local media.

The injured sustained deep cuts on their heads and arms from objects including cutlasses.

They were reportedly lynched following the rumors that they were trying to kidnap residents.

The Chairman of the Ga West Municipal Security Council, Clement Wilkinson assured that the police have begun investigations to arrest the perpetrators of the act in the community.

“People in the community raised the alarm that some Nigerians were trying to kidnap residents. The Nigerians tried running away, but they were attacked by residents. As we speak, one of them is dead. The police are currently investigating the development.”

Citinewsroom also noted that two female workers from the Ga West Municipal Health Directorate were also attacked.

The nurses were on official duties in Okushibiade, Mayikpor and neighboring communities to immunize children against polio when the unfortunate incident occurred.

The injured are receiving treatment at a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compound.