Armed robbers in the early hours of Sunday ambushed and succeeded in robbing passengers onboard two Bole buses en route to Tamale.
Recounting the incident, a victim of the first robbery onboard the Bole passenger bus explained that on their way to Tamale, they saw a man holding a gun in the middle of the road ordering the bus to stop at Nasoyiri, a farming community in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District.
Approaching the man on a hilly part of the road was another man with a gun also commanding the driver to stop, he added.
Afraid of being shot, the driver complied and immediately on both sides of the car stood armed men with two of them getting onboard the vehicle.
According to the eyewitness and victim, the driver was directed to drive into a gravel pit which is about three hundred meters away from the main road.
All passengers onboard were ordered to drop from the car at gunpoint. The robbers then asked to them to lay flat on the ground while they searched and seized their mobile phones and money.
Another victim, Asumah Kadiri popularly called Alhaji who is an aid to the MP for Bole-Bamboi Constituency who had his phone taken away from him also narrated that the armed men numbering more than seven did the operation for more than an hour.
He said two of the armed men who were fully masked spoke in the Wali dialect with the rest who were unmasked speaking in the Fulani language with all of them wielding guns.
Mr Kadiri also narrated how a policewoman who is also a victim was molested and her breast fondled in the process when the robbers realised she was an officer.
One of the victims in the bus managed to call her husband who also called
into the studios of Bole based Nkilgi FM and the police were alerted and rushed to the scene but the robbers flee into the bush.
Meanwhile, later in the evening of yesterday after the police had left the scene, another driver who plies the Damongo to the Sawla road was attacked by the arm robbers at the same spot.