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NPP Social media activists ‘roast’ Akufo-Addo over Ejura shootings

Some known social media activists of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have hounded president Nana Akufo-Addo following the clash between civilians and security personnel Tuesday at Ejura in the Ashanti region.

The youth, who were protesting after the burial of a social media activist Ibrahim Mohammed, who was killed by unknown assailants, were met with trigger-happy armed men in military uniform.

The sporadic shooting has led to the death of at least 3 people while about 6 people have been injured.

However, social media users who believe the Akufo-Addo government has abused its goodwill descended on him for his silence over the issue and similar ones during the elections last year.

They expressed their disappointment on Facebook and twitter.

 

 

 

The Police have commenced investigations into the clashes at Ejura, saying calm was restored by 3 PM Tuesday.

But the government is yet to make an official statement on the growing insecurity in the Ejura area

Mahama Urges Akufo-Addo To Act

Meanwhile, former President John Mahama has bemoaned the clash and has since urged Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo to deal with the situation for calm to prevail.

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

 

He added, “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.”

He concluded by expressing his condolences to the families of the victims.

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

 

Source:Myxyzonline.com|Ghana

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