The Akyemansa District Police Command has launched an intensive manhunt following a daring attack on a group of Chinese miners in Akyem Akokoaso, a farming community in Ofoase Ayirebi.
The armed assailants reportedly robbed the miners of GHS10,000,000 in cash and two gold bars in a brazen assault.
According to sources cited by Citi News, the incident unfolded on Friday around 7 pm when the armed men descended upon the site of the Jia Xin Industrial Mining Company Limited. In a violent confrontation, the assailants shot two Chinese miners, inflicting severe injuries. One miner was shot in the leg, while the other sustained injuries to the testicles. Subsequently, the perpetrators fled the scene with the stolen cash and gold bars.
Swift medical attention was provided to the injured miners, who were promptly transported to the hospital. Thankfully, they are reported to be in stable condition, thanks to the timely intervention of healthcare professionals.
In response to the alarming incident, police authorities, in collaboration with the management of the mining company, have initiated investigations to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
The launch of a vigorous manhunt underscores the seriousness with which law enforcement is treating the incident, as efforts are intensified to track down the armed assailants responsible for the brazen attack.
The robbery has sent shockwaves through the community, highlighting concerns about the safety and security of mining operations in the area. It also underscores the need for enhanced security measures to protect miners and deter criminal activities in mining communities.
As investigations unfold, authorities are urging anyone with relevant information regarding the incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing efforts to apprehend the perpetrators.
The swift resolution of this case is crucial not only for the victims and their families but also for restoring a sense of security and stability in the affected community.