Ejura: 2 dead, 6 seriously injured as military shoot into protesters

Two persons have been confirmed dead while at least six (6) have sustained various degrees of injuries after the military shot indiscriminately into some protesting youth at Ejura in the Ashanti region.

The incident happened as the youth were protesting for justice following the death of a social media activist, Ibrahim Mohammed, also known as Kaaka.

The 40-year-old Ibrahim Mohammed was attacked last Saturday by unknown assailants. He was rushed to the Komfo Anokye where he died 2 days later after he was subjected to life-threatening wounds.

Since the death of Kaaka, the youth has vowed to sacrifice their lives until they get justice for him hence the protest this morning.

A joy News report, the youth stormed the police station on Tuesday morning to inquire about the extent of investigations regarding the murder of their colleague, stressing that they want the Police to leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to book.

2 dead, 4 injured as military and police clash with protesting Ejura youth

Although the Police told them they have arrested two people in connection with the crime, the agitated protestors said it was just a façade and went ahead to protest.

The youth described the deceased as a crusader for the community, who speaks truth to power and requests for developmental projects for the area, the reports states. Thus, they cannot fathom why he was attacked and murdered in such a manner.

The angry youth then hit the streets from the police station but were met by the Military and some  Police personnel, resulting in a clash.

The soldiers upon meeting the crowd started shooting in the air but turned to shoot into the charged crowd moments later.

The Kontihene of the Ejura Traditional Council, Nana Odiasempa Antwi Obugyei II, said he saw about 6 people who had been shot when he went to the Ejura Government Hospital.

The medical Doctor at the Ejura Government Hospital also confirmed that two people had died from gun wounds, stressing one had been given to the family to be buried.

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