John Dramani Mahama has called on President Akufo-Addo to as a mater of urgency, take steps to de-escalate the situation in Ejura’ immediately.
This comes after the youth in the area clashed with the military following the death of a an activist, Macho Kaaka.
The youth who had been protesting, demanding justice for the late Kaaka who was attacked by a mob, faced off with the military with some sustaining injuries while two died.
In a statement on his official website, Mr Mahama called for calm in the area and tasked the President to step in.
“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,” a statement on his official website said.