Two people are reported dead while four others have sustained various degree of injuries after some protesting youth of Ejura Sekyedumase in the Ashanti Region clashed with the military and police on Tuesday morning.
In a viral video, some armed military officers were seen firing shots directly into a crowd who are visibly unarmed.
One of the victims, Abdul Nasir Yussif, 25 was shot on the left shoulder into the chest. Yussif is said to have had internal bleeding in the chest and died before arriving at the hospital.
He worked as a farmer and travelling agent.
Another victim, Muntala Mohammed, 26 was shot at the back to the chest. According to sources,he experienced severe chest injury and internal bleeding.
Upon arrival at the Ejura Hospital, Muntala was resuscitated and transfused (with blood) but passed away within 10 minutes. He is said to be a motor dealer.
Additionally, 4 other protestors sustained gunshot wounds and are currently responding to treatment at the hospital.
Kasatintin.com is learning that one of the injured has also died at the time of filing this report.
Information said the youth were holding a peaceful march to demand justice for the murder of 40-year-old Ibrahim Mohammed popularly known as Kaaka who was a #FixTheCountry campaign activist.
The deceased had reportedly received a couple of threatening messages from anonymous sources prior to his death.
The Police revealed that they have arrested two people in connection with the crime.
Watch how armed soldiers ‘evaded’ Ghana Parliament House in the early part of the year during the selection of a new Speaker of the House in the video.