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North East Region shelters over 200 refugees due to Nagudi attack in Togo

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Over 200 residents from border communities have fled to various parts of the North East region following a suspected attack in Nagudi, Togo.

Residents from Tantra 2, Tambeng, and Jangbande have evacuated their communities, seeking safety in nearby towns and villages such as Yunyoo, Bunkpurugu, and Wanchiki.

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According to reports, a Togolese community was targeted by approximately 10 unidentified armed men on motorbikes, leading to residents fleeing the area. The attack resulted in two fatalities.

The District Chief Executive of Bunkpurugu, Joseph Luknan, confirmed the incident on Eyewitness News, stating that the attack occurred around 9 pm when armed individuals targeted four young men at a store, resulting in two deaths.

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“On [Tuesday] around 9 pm, when we got a call that some armed people attacked a community in Togo near the border, we alerted our security personnel to beef up patrols around that area. Immigration officers decided to move closer to that area.

The information was that young guys were seated at a store in the evening around 9 pm, and 4 people arrived on two motorbikes and shot at them. And two people passed on.”

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Mr Luknan stated that efforts are underway to identify the perpetrators, and security measures in the area have been heightened.

The MCE for Bunkpurugu mentioned that security forces at the Togo border are unable to determine whether the suspects are jihadists or common criminals.

“They decided to monitor throughout till today, March 6. Togo side, they also deployed their security. We gathered that the people who did that fled, so up to now they are searching and Ghana too, the Bunkpurugu district, and our security is monitoring.

“I spoke with my colleagues at Yunyoo and  Chereponi and is the same thing, that the Togolese have arrived at some of the communities. The Togo side cannot tell whether they are jihadists or not. But the Togo people confirmed those who passed on were two,” he stated.

Mr Luknan also mentioned that the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has been tasked with conducting a census in various homes to determine the number of individuals who have fled Togo.

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