Armed Robbers Attack Metro Mass, 9 Other Vehicles

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A metro Mass transit bus transporting passengers from Koforidua in the Eastern region to Kumasi in the Ashanti region was attacked by heavily armed men Monday dawn.

Nine other vehicles were also robbed by the armed men in Manukrom forest on the Kumasi-Koforidua road.

The Ashanti regional director of Metro Mass Transit company limited, Nicholas Oduro, who confirmed the incident said the robbery happened around 5:30 am in a forest near Manukrom.

A victim who gave his name as Fosu also said that “When we got to the forest at dawn we saw two robbers each holding a pump action gun. They first shot twice into our moving vehicle forcing our driver to stop,” he said.

Fosu added that “the robbers who had face masks and speaking Fulani entered into our vehicle and started to rob us of all our belongings. We are not the only vehicle the robbers attacked. About 10 vehicles were involved.”

“As I am speaking with you now the robbers have taken away all the items they robbed from us. The items include mobile phones, bags, monies and other items.’’

No casualty has been reported in the robbery incident.

Most of the victims who were traders and traveling to Kumasi to buy goods to sell in their various communities had to return home.

Several attempts to get police in the area to confirm the robbery incident has been unsuccessful.

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