One of the gunmen who attacked women at Mempeasem in the West Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region was overpowered by residents.
He was overpowered, according to 3news.com‘s Christopher Amoako, because he was dressed like a woman among the other alleged kidnappers.
He was immediately sent to the chief’s palace.
The screams from the women got to some male farmers who immediately mobilized to rescue the women.
He has since been handed over to the Damongo police.
The Savannah Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has also deployed a heavily armed joint police-military team to the area.
The regional minister and Chairman of REGSEC Saeed Muhazu Jibril has assured the residents that security is in control of the issue.
He appealed to the residents to remain vigilant and report any suspected persons to the security for swift action.
A chopper from the military base in Tamale has been spotted hovering in the community.