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17.04.2007 General News

Ghanaian Officer Killed In Sudan

Naval Captain Anthony Bozie, a Ghanaian officer serving with the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS), is dead.

Capt Bozie was shot and killed by unknown armed elements at about 7.40 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, April 14, 2007.

Capt Bozie was with the Joint Logistics Operations Cell at the Force Headquarters of the AMIS in El Fasher, Darfur.

A statement signed by the Director of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces Colonel E.W.K. Nibo, said investigations were ongoing to trace the perpetrators of the heinous crime and barbaric act, as well as the motive behind the killing.

The statement said the African Union Commission, AMIS and the entire African Union had extended their condolences to the bereaved family and the government of Ghana for the loss of a dedicated and committed senior officer.

Before his appointment, the statement said, Capt Bozie was Command Technical Officer, Western Naval Command, Sekondi.

It said arrangements were being made to bring the body to Ghana.

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