Five Lynched in Talensi Over Robber Attacks.

Five young men suspected to be armed robbers were on Wednesday leached by community members of Takwa and Zomela communities in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region for allegedly robbing residents of the two mining communities at gun point.

The Assembly man for the Datuko electoral area, Hon. Elijah confirmed the news of the death of the five young men to Mr. Simon Agana Blessing on the Community Watch Show on Word FM on Friday 02/06/2023.

Mr. Elijah explained that the area has been a den of persistent robbery attacks by armed robbers who have taken advantage of the poor road network coupled with the lonely nature of the area to attack and robber workers and community members who ply the road to engage in their mining activities.

On Wednesday,the armed robbers numbering about seven were at the scene in the night as usual to carry out their operations. They caused their unsuspecting victims to lie on the rough road with their faces down while they seized their belongings from them Including motorbikes, money, gold and mobile phones.

Mr. Elijah explained that luck however eluded the robbers who were beating their victims with wood and demanding for their mobile money pin codes. A community member who approached the scene, saw them and turned with his motorbike. He then ran to inform other members of the community who organised themselves and attacked the robbers.

Upon seeing the youth, the robbers took to their heels into the nearby bushes. The youth did not relent but pursued them and manged to arrest three of them and beat them with various weapons till they gave out the ghost.

Another two were also pursued in Zomela after word was sent out to them to watch out for them. The Community members did not spare the two. They also hit them with various items till they died.

The five bodies who are suspected to be of Fulani extraction have been conveyed and deposited at the Bolgatanga Hospital morgue by the police.

By: Simon Agana Blessing/

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