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Fulani Attack: 3 Soldiers transferred to KATH

Three of the security personnel who sustained gunshot wounds following an attack by fulani herdsmen at Agogo in the Ashanti Region have been referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) for further treatment.

Officials at the Agogo Hospital say they were rushed after their conditions became critical.

“We realised that one of them, who had a pellet down the throat, was becoming breathless because the upper airway was becoming obstructed and the other too had sustained shots at the base of the skull, which was causing bleeding. And the third also had a pellet by the vertebral column so we had to refer [them to KATH],” a nurse at the Agogo Hospital, Emmanuel Mensah, told Accra-based Joy FM Tuesday.

Meanwhile, one of the military personnel has since been treated and discharged.

Three soldiers and a police officer, who are part of a task-force set up to evict nomadic herdsmen in the Asante Akyem North District of the Ashanti Region, were wounded in Monday’s shooting incident.

According to Police in the area, an unknown assailant laid ambush and shot at the security personnel, who were in the bush as part of measures to evict the nomadic herdsmen and their cattle.

Source: Kasapa FM

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