Unidentified gunmen opened fire in a market, killing four people and injuring 10 others late Sunday in the northern Ghana town of Nanjon, police confirmed on Monday.
Spokesperson for the Northern Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mohammed Yussif Tanko told Xinhua on Monday that the regional command received information around 7:00 pm local time on Sunday that about eight gunmen who had arrived in Nanjon on motorbikes opened fire on people in the market.
"We quickly deployed security in the place to assure the people of their safety and the place has remained calm since last night," the police spokesman added.
According to him, two persons died instantly while two more died at the hospital in Binji, near Nanjon. Meanwhile, the injured are receiving treatment at the Baptist Medical Center at Nalerigu.
He said investigation was underway to unravel the motive behind the shooting incident, adding that Nanjon had hitherto not been known for any such incident.