Mahama Ayariga
Mahama Ayariga is MP for Bawku central

The Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga has condemned the shooting of some seven persons by military men in Bawku Wednesday morning.

Reports say there were gun fires last night across the Bawku township.

The military, as part of their efforts to curtail the situation, allegedly chased anyone they saw on the streets.

The military according to reports shot at the locals who were running for cover and in the process killed six civilians. A little boy who also run to hide behind some grass was also shot.

The grass reportedly caught fire and burnt him to death, bringing the number of casualties to 7.

In addition, the Assemblyman for Missiga Electoral Area was physically assaulted by military personnel and sustained serious injuries.

Reacting to the development, the Bawku Central MP in a statement said: “Let me condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the infliction of mortal casualties on innocent civilians by members of the Ghana Armed Forces in Bawku today. This is totally unacceptable and I will leave no stone unturned in my fight for redress for these victims.”

The statement further urged the government to immediately investigate the report and bring to book the perpetrators.

There was a similar killing of some two men by the military at Patelmi after they allegedly broke curfew.

Source: Ghana/ Fm