Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to de-escalate the situation in Ejura at the moment.
In an open letter addressed to the President, the opposition leader and the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress has called on Nana Addo to initiate an immediate de-escalation of the situation in Ejura.
He added, the President should also order for a 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.
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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
The youths of Ejura this morning had a clash with some military men who were deployed to the region to maintain peace and order after the youths clashed with the police yesterday resulting to the death of one social activist by name ‘Kaaka’.