Conflict Woman, 62, killed in Alavanyo

Madam Elizabeth Anku was reportedly on her way to pick mangoes 100 meters away from her house when she was shot dead by unknown assailants

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A 62 year-old woman has been killed in Alavanyo in a suspected renewed conflict between Nkonya and Alavanyo in the Volta Region.

Madam Elizabeth Anku was reportedly on her way to pick mangoes 100 meters away from her house when she was shot dead by unknown assailants.

“That is the attitude of our people from Nkonya this time around. They can just get anywhere and shoot. After the shooting, they went uphill and started firing so the security here were also exchanging fire with them,” A former Assemblyman for Alavanyo, Wisdom Kwami Amaldo who confirmed the incident to Accra-based Citi FM on Saturday.

According to him, residents in Alavanyo are furious about the death of  Madam Anku but rule out reprisal attack.

The Volta Regional Minister Dr. Archibald Letsa told Joy FM in Accra that the situation is under control as the security has been beefed-up to forestall any reprisals.

According to him the incident happened because the security personnel around the area had gone on keep fit when they heard the exchange of gun fire.

Last month, a 17-year-old girl native of Nkonya was also gunned down by some unidentified gunmen and died at the Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital where she was rushed.

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