Armed robbers attack all-night church service in Ghana, 2-y-o among 3 injured
Suspected armed robbers attacked a church in the West African country of Ghana Saturday, leaving three wounded during a nighttime service.
Police sources told Daily Mail GH that a gang of armed robbers stormed the Action Prayer Ministry in Kumasi around 2 a.m. Saturday, where they interrupted an all-night prayer service.
According to witnesses, one of the robbers fired a pistol into the congregation, forcing churchgoers to flee. One of the three injured victims is only 2 years old, while the oldest of the three is 22, authorities report.
“All three victims sustained minor gunshot wounds on their legs,” an unnamed church member told a Ghanaian-based independent digital news outlet.
Those injured in the attack are said to have been taken for treatment to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, the capital city of the southern Ashanti Region.
Police are reported to have rushed to the scene after being alerted about the incident. Before they arrived, members of the church arrested one of the attackers, identified as 22-year-old Sunday Ayine. Meanwhile, an accomplice identified only by the name Emannuel is still at large.
Police discovered BB cartridges and an empty shell, according to the report.
The attack on the Action Prayer Ministry came just days after armed robbers attacked the River of Life International Global Prayer Centre in Bolgatanga during a service.
The attack in Bolgatanga marked the second attack on a house of worship in Ghana’s Upper East Region in four months.
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