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De-escalate situation in Ejura – Mahama tells Akufo-Addo 

Former president John Mahama has bemoaned the clash between an angry crowd and security personnel earlier today at Ejura in the Ashanti region.

The 2020 flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has since urged Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo to deal with the situation for calm to prevail.

At least 3 people have died after military men shot sporadically at the crowd.

President Akufo-Addo is yet to make an official comment on the gory act.

Below is the statement;

I add my voice to calls for calm following the shooting to death of two persons and the injury to many in Ejura today, following the murder of youth activist Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed. I have just seen a video of the firing of live ammunition into a crowd by persons wearing military attire, after the burial of the murdered youth activist.

I urgently call on President Nana Akufo-Addo to initiate an immediate de-escalation of the situation in Ejura.

There must be a very thorough investigation of both the murder of the youth activist and the security rules of engagement, which resulted in the shooting to death of the two others.

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the Ejura community.

 

John Dramani Mahama

Former President of Ghana

Tuesday June 29, 2021

 

By Henryson Okrah|Myxyzonline.com

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