Renewed violent clashes in Bawku have claimed seven lives over the weekend.
According to Graphic Online sources, the latest incident was triggered by the alleged killing of an old man at Seenateng, a suburb of Bawku, after some unknown assailants shot him, last Saturday.
His son, who also suffered severe gunshot wounds in the attack, is currently responding to treatment at the Vineyard Hospital.
The old man’s death, which later went viral, resulted in sporadic shootings in several areas of the town, leaving four other persons dead.
The spillover of gunshots Sunday resulted in the death of two more persons, bringing the death toll to seven.
The renewed disturbances and sporadic shootings Sunday, a market day in the town, shutdown economic activities.
A resident said traders from adjoining districts such as Pusiga, Bawku West, Garu and Tempane, among others, were unable to transport their farm produce and
other commodities to the town for sale.
Traders appeared to have abandoned the idea of travelling to the vibrant Bawku Market when they got wind of the sporadic shooting.
The source said, “Currently, there are only a few people around the Highways area towards the Bolnaba stores engaged in some form of