Prez Akufo-Addo must de-escalate tension at Ejura - Mahama

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Prez Akufo-Addo must de-escalate tension at Ejura - Mahama
Former President John Dramani

Former President John Dramani has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to institute investigations into both the murder of a youth activist and security rules of engagement which resulted in the shooting to death of two others at Ejura in the Ashanti region.

The killing of the youth activist Ibrahim Mohammed sparked protests in Ejura leading to clashes between some residents and security personnel which resulted in the death of two persons who were among six persons who were shot in the skirmish. 

"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," the statement said. 

"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".

Read the entire statement below;

Akufo-Addo must de-escalate the situation in Ejura- John Mahama

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