Bunkpurugu clashes Soldiers gun down man for breaking curfew

A man has been shot dead by soldiers in Bukpurugu in the Northern Region.

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A man in Bunkpurugu in the Northern Region has been gunned down by soldiers for allegedly breaking curfew.

The military accused the deceased of breaking curfew which was imposed last week following violent clashes that left two people dead.

According to the military, the deceased threatened to kill them with a cutlass and tried to take a weapon from one of the patrol team members.

Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Armed Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Aggrey Quarshie said, the deceased rushed into his room and came out with a cutlass, but when the soldiers tried to overpower him, he also tried seizing one of their weapons then it triggered leading to his death.

Speaking to Joy FM, he said, the deceased was shot during a struggle with the soldiers.

He added that, "They took him to the hospital and he died there."

The police have begun an investigation into the matter.

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