Bawku Central MP
February 1, 2023

The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central Mahama Ayariga has in the strongest term condemned military brutality inflicted on innocent civilians in his constituency by members of the Ghana Armed Forces which occurred on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

According to him its totally unacceptable and assured that “I will leave no stone unturned in my fight for redress for these victims”.

The lawmaker who is a member of Ghanas delegation to the Community Parliament and currently in Guinea Bissau attending its first Extra Ordinary meeting, has learnt of gun fires last night across the Bawku town.

“The military, as part of their efforts to curtail the situation, chased anyone they saw. Information reaching me is to the effect that they were chasing some people and other people saw those being chased running and also took to their heels.

The military shot at them and in the process killed six civilians. A little boy who also run to hide behind some grasses was also shot. The grass caught fire and burnt him to death, making the number 7.

In addition, the Assemblyman for Missiga Electoral Area was physically assaulted by the military personnel and sustained serious injuries. Several unspeakable brutalities have been reported. “This is totally unacceptable and I condemn the military in very strong terms.

Mr. Mahama Ayariga recounted that similar killings of two men at patelmi because they allegedly broke curfew laws, this is preposterous.

Again, the Government must immediately investigate this report and bring to book the perpetrators of this dastardly act, he noted in a statement.

And urged everyone to lay down their weapons for them to work towards peace and not give opportunities to others to inflict such inhuman treatment on them.