The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have denied culpability for the tragic killings of three people in Sabongari, Bawku.
GAF was responding to the January 12th assassination of Issah Halidu, a 40-year-old Mamprusi man, which sparked violent attacks in the neighbourhood.
It stated that while tensions were high in the neighbourhood, it had no participation in the subsequent deaths.
GAF also denied holding anyone responsible for the attacks in custody.
The violence started on January 12 with the murder of Issah Halidu, a 40-year-old Mamprusi man.
On January 17, unknown gunmen attacked some people, killing two and injured four more.
The military on January 18 fired at a Ghanaian Army post and spotted two locals attempting to light a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bomb at a Goil Filling Station in Bawku.
“It is instructive to note that directly engaging the military is a development that could result in fatal consequences; as troops will spare no opportunity to defend themselves as well as protect residents of Bawku. Therefore, factions in the Bawku conflict are cautioned against drawing the military into direct armed confrontation while efforts are undertaken to resolve the current impasse.”
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