A British journalist was shot dead on a documentary trip when armed robbers opened fire on a truck as police hunted down the killers.
Syed Tale Ahmed, from Hurdle Pool, was tragically killed by gunmen in Ghana during a filming mission for the MTA International Television Station in London.
On August 23, Talai Ahmed’s car was ambushed by armed robbers and shot at in an attempted robbery.
The 31-year-old journalist and his colleagues were returning from a filming session for a documentary for which they had traveled to Ghana.
Both Talai Ahmed and Ammar Abdul Hakeem were shot in the commotion.
The gunmen fled with some of their belongings and money taken from journalists.
The two were taken to a nearby clinic – where they were given first aid before being taken to Tamla Teaching Hospital for further treatment.
Syed Talai Ahmed was sadly pronounced dead shortly afterwards.
The father of two young children grew up in Hartpool in the north-east of England – leaving behind his wife and family.
After completing a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Sunderland, Talae began his career and was called a “bright and creative journalist.”
He has acted in many documentaries – from football to faith.
MTA News called Ahmed a “sincere and sincere … and very favorite member” of his team who “produced a series of documentaries and programs that influenced the faith.”
“We will remember him every day and try to move this great work forward,” he said.
While living in Ghana, he was working for MTA International, a global television channel, which featured a documentary highlighting the philanthropic work done by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.
A press release signed by Ghanian police said the six suspects were allegedly involved in some robberies and murders along the highway in which Talai Ahmed was targeted.
Two suspects were killed in a police encounter.
Police have arrested four other people on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a British journalist.
His body is being flown back to the UK on September 1.