A 41 year old woman has been shot and killed at Alavanyo Deme in the Hohoe Municipality after an unidentified assailant reportedly opened fire in the conflict volatile community, voltaonlinegh.com has gathered.
A second victim, an 80-year old woman who sustained gunshot injuries, has also been rushed to the Margaret Marquart Catholic Hospital at Kpando, where she is responding to treatment.
The deceased, identified as Rejoice Atta Yaw, according to sources, was returning from the farm in the twilight of Monday, when she was shot by the unidentified assailant at the entrance to her house. The assailant has since fled into a nearby bush.
Mr. Raymond Chorkor, the Assemblyman for the area, confirmed the incident to voltaonlinegh.com and said a joint police and the military detachment stationed in the area, has visited the scene and commenced investigations into the incident.
The latest incident, adds to a list of similar killings in the recent past in the area, which has been under years of curfew together with its Nkonya neighbour due to a protracted land dispute between them.
In spite of the presence of a joint Police and Military peacekeeping team in the two towns, it has not deterred some miscreants from exploiting the situation to engage in such criminal activities.
Just last week, the Interior Ministry reviewed the curfew hours in the Nkonya and Alavanyo townships, from 6:00pm to 6:00am effective Sunday, 6th May, 2018 on the advice of the Regional Security Council.
It is however, unclear if the curfew would be tightened in the face of this latest killing.