S/R: Gonjaland Youth Association PRO narrowly escapes ‘assassination’

The Public Relations Officer of the Gonjaland Youth Association, Muftawu Habibu (Mufti), has survived what appears to be a targeted assassination attempt on his life.

On Tuesday, May 30 at about 10:48pm, Muftawu was on his way home when he got attacked by an unknown gunman.

The gunman staged this attack around Dungu, some distance away from UDS, Tamale Campus.

Narrating the incident to 3news.com, the PRO said the unknown gunman, on a motorbike, shot into his car from a distance but he managed to escape.

“When I got to the main junction leading to my house after slowing down to take the curve, I saw that the person was on a motorbike and so I became suspicious,” he narrated.

“I decided to veer off the road and then left the car, and that was the moment I heard the sound of a gun.

“I ran through the bush and finally got on the Tamale-Kumasi highway. Some few minutes later, I saw cars parked at the scene with many people gathered by my car, so, I decided to go back to the scene.”

Mufti said he made a few calls to friends and family who reached out and assisted him to lodge a formal complaint with the Northern Regional Police Command, who have since begun investigation into the matter.

The news of the incident spread rapidly, prompting the Gonjaland Youth Association and other key stakeholders in Gonjaland to condemn the act and further called on the police to immediately conduct investigations into the matter.

The motive behind the attack remains unclear.

The attack comes at a time Mufti is leading an unwavering activism towards the reformation of traditional administration in Gonjaland.

Source: MG Digital

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