The Executive Secretary of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Mr Sulemana Braimah, has questioned the professionalism of the soldiers who were deployed to douse the tension in Ejura.
There was also a violent clash among the military officers and the youth of the area who were demonstrating in that town on Tuesday, June 29 following the murder.
This led to the death of two persons with four sustaining various degrees of injury.
His comment follows the gruesome murder of the Macho Kakaa in Ejura in the Ashanti Region over the weekend.
Commenting on this development in a tweet, Mr Braimah said “Soldiers deployed to bring calm to a town after one activist is killed by thugs.
“The soldiers go and kill two more innocent activists. Is that the kind of soldiers we have as a country?”
“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.”
Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, also called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to ensure that assaults and brutalities meted out to the people come to an end.
In a tweet, Mr Ablakwa said “The Commander In Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces President Akufo-Addo must immediately call his men to order, ensure sever sanctions and assure the nation that he will put an end to the climate of brutalities and increasing gross human rights violations.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana