An officer with the Ghana Immigration Service has been shot dead by unknown gunmen at Bawku in the Upper East Region.
Two other officers, who were travelling with the deceased, sustained various degrees of injuries from the shooting and in critical condition.
The affected officers are Assistant Inspector of Immigration, Philip Motey, stationed at Missiga; Assistant Inspector of Immigration Lawrence Afari, at Kulungugu and Assistant Inspector Eric Ayidiya of Pulmakom border post.
A statement signed by Assistant Commissioner of Immigration, Emmanuel Ntim Dankyi, the Bawku Sector Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service, said the three officers were attacked at about in the night of Monday, April 3.
The statement said the officers were shot by unknown gunmen in front of the Bawku Police station when they were in their private car, driving into Bawku town to buy food. They were rushed to Bawku Presbyterian Hospital but Philip Motey was confirmed dead on arrival.
The statement said Eric Ayidiya was transferred to Tamale Teaching Hospital while Lawrence Afari is still at Bawku Presbyterian Hospital. Both officers are currently responding to treatment.
Meanwhile, the body of Philip Motey is still at Bawku Presbyterian Hospital.