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Police personal, who were escorting two armed robbers to a location of other armed robbers hiding weapons near Bole in the Savannah Region, exchanged gun fire with the suspects after the robbers opened fire on the police.

The police returned fire and in the process bullets hit suspects from Sawla called Iddrisu and Dramani Iddi who fell and bleed profusely and later died at the Jemma Hospital in the Bono East Region.

According to a source, on October, 20, 2021, a team of personnel from the Police Intelligence Directorate arrived in the Bono East Region and met with some informants who gave information about the suspects behind recent highway robberies and kidnappings within and around the Bono East and Savannah Regions especially Bole, Banda Nkwanta, New Longro and their adjourning communities.

The team proceeded to Sawla in the Savannah Region, and while there, the team had a tip-off of that one Ali Igudu, a notorious armed robber and the leader of the robbery gang at Sawla, who together with others, robbed and murdered Alhaji Ousman Amadu at Nyame Sikri, a village near Bole were hiding in a location and mobilising other robbers to embark on another robbery along the Bole to Banda- Nkwanta highway.

The intelligence also indicated that suspect Igudu after robbing and murdering Alhaji Ousman Amadu, also murdered Fuseini Galagala, an informant who assisted police to kill one of his accomplices and arrested one other in that robbery and murder case.

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