Nima shootings: Seven in police grips, others under pursuit

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The Ghana Police Service has arrested seven suspects involved in the brazen shooting incident that occurred in Nima on Tuesday, January 18.

Information reaching, indicates that two of the suspects who are injured are under police supervision in a hospital and five others are currently in police custody.

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The police in a tweet on their official page stated that they “strongly intervened in the Nima violence and brought the situation under control”.

In a video they posted, several machete-weilding men were seen running on the streets  with another man closely behind them with a cutlass and a gun, and shooting at those ahead of him.

The said disturbances, which occurred around 3:30pm, is believed to be a clash between two gangs within the Nima enclave.

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The police are currently on the heels of leaders of the two gangs whose names have only been given as Kumordzi and Bombon.

Addressing the media, the Director-General of Police Public Affairs, ACP Kwesi Ofori, explained that the violence expanded across Nima, but was brought under control when the police intervened.

“Nima witnessed mass violence around 3:30 pm yesterday [Tuesday], and the Police quickly intervened. The violence spread across some sections of Nima and we managed to stabilise the situation.”

He stated that, “7 persons have been arrested. 5 are presently here with us, and the other two are on admission at the Police hospital”.

A victim of the violent clash named Appiah is receiving treatment at the 37 Military Hospital.

Additionally, ACP Kwesi Ofori noted that the police are working hard to apprehend all criminal elements within Nima and its enclave.


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