The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has rubbished claims its personnel deployed to Bawku in the Upper East Region to restore calm and maintain order, have resorted killing seven locals.
According to the GAF, the allegations are false and unfounded, therefore, asked the general public to disregard the claims.
In a statement dated Thursday, February 2, 2023, the Ghana Armed Forces said its soldiers in Bawku only engaged a group of armed men and neutralised six of them.
“…In a separate incident, sporadic firing was heard around Sabongari General Area. A Patrol Team dispatched to assess the situation spotted unknown armed men at Gozesi-Valley side in Sabongari wearing black T-shirts with Black Hoodies.
“Troops engaged them and neutralised six armed men. During the engagement, some armed men took cover in a mud house within the immediate vicinity to engage the team.
“One of the armed men attempted to attack the troops with a cutlass but was disarmed in the process. During the operation, a local woman found with a gunshot injury on her left hand was sent to Bawku Presbyterian Hospital by troops for treatment,” the statement explained.
Below is the full statement