Mahama Ayariga, the member of parliament for the Bawku Central Constituency, has joined the chorus of people denouncing the atrocities committed by soldiers against the people of Garu and Bugri in the Upper East Region.
In the current regime, he called the soldiers’ actions “barbaric and unacceptable.”
After a group of angry youths armed with machetes, AK-47 rifles, and other weapons attacked a team of five counterterrorism intelligence officers that the Ministry of National Security had sent on a crucial special operation in Garu on Tuesday, October 24, the military launched an operation on Saturday, October 28, to seize weapons in the two areas.
Some inhabitants who are receiving treatment in medical facilities sustained injuries as a result of the operation over the weekend.
However, the Bawku MP claimed that after receiving repeated calls early on Saturday, he contacted Albert Kan Dapaah, the national security minister, who denied being aware of the operation.
According to the Bawku Central MP, the Minister was then in Europe.
Mr. Ayariga is requesting a thorough investigation of the occurrence.
In a statement released on Monday, October 30, he said, “I will join my fellow Members of Parliament from the Upper East Region to call for a full-scale inquiry into what happened.”
“I remember having a conversation a few days ago with several national security agents who had been stopped in Garu and turned over to the police by the Minister for National Security.
“I saw reports in the media about suspected gunshots in the Garu area by unknown individuals targeting the national security operatives’ vehicle.”
“If the incident is a retaliation by the soldiers, this will be most unfortunate and unacceptable in today’s Ghana,” he emphasized, emphasizing the need to investigate the situation thoroughly and hold the military individuals responsible for this heinous conduct accountable.