A 40-year-old woman has died after unknown assailants stormed her home on Tuesday spraying her with bullets while she watched television with her children in the northern regional town of Bimbilla.
A joint police and military patrol team found the body of Alhassan Rahinatu when they rushed to the area after hearing the gunshots.
The daughter of the deceased, 14-year-old Khadija Bediako, was also hit on her left shoulder.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Bimbilla government hospital for preservation.
The wounded teenager is also in the same hospital where she is being treated. Police say she is responding to treatment.
Twenty-year-old Bediako Kamel – son of the deceased – escaped unscathed in the attack.
Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional police, ASP Yussif Mohammed Tanko, told Joy News correspondent Hasmin Mohammed, that preliminary investigations revealed the spouse of the deceased, Abraham Bediako from the Andani gate was the target but was not at home at the time the shots were fired.
According to him, the unidentified gunmen stood at the entrance of the Bediakos home and shot while they watched television.
It is still unclear why Abraham was targeted. The police are still investigating the issue.
Tuesday’s killing brings the number of violent related deaths in the Northern region over the past two weeks to 11.
Police are yet to make any arrests in all instances.