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1 shot dead, 2 hospitalized during wild jubilations


One (1) person has been shot dead at Aboabo Number 2 in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region during Muslim youth jubilation after Eid Adha prayers.

Two persons are battling for their lives after they sustained various degrees of injury during the shooting.

Assembly Member for Aboabo Number 2 Electoral Area Hon Yussif Iddrisu who narrated the unfortunate incident in an interview with Pure Fm’s Osei Kwadwo explained that “I was told that the youth were jubilating after their prayers and some people were firing gunshots as part of their jubilation”.

According to him, “It wasn’t a clash between the youth and there was no misunderstanding between them but as you can see they were happy and decided to jubilate after their prayers”

“The Chief of Tijania of Ghana Muslim Association came to pray at Aboabo Number 2 Mosque and I believe they were happy to see him because this is the first time they were praying with him. So as part of the jubilation some of the youth fired gunshots,” he explained.

“Sometimes I don’t understand what is controlling some of the youth because some of Ghana youth behave as if Ghana belongs to them. If you are happy, do you have to fire gunshots to show that you are happy,” he questioned.

The person who fired the gunshots is on the run while the injured persons have been admitted at Manhyia government hospital receiving treatment.

Source: 2021

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