Former President John Mahama has called on President Akufo Addo to as a matter of urgency restore peace and calmness in the troubled Ejura Sekyeredumase in the Ashanti Region.
“I add my voice to calls for calm following the shooting to death of two persons and the injury to many in Ejura today, following the murder of youth activist Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed. I have just seen a video of the firing of live ammunition into a crowd by persons wearing military attire, after the burial of the murdered youth activist,” former President Mahama narrated in a statement sighted by Kasapafmonline.com.
He continued “I urgently call on President Nana Akufo-Addo to initiate an immediate de-escalation of the situation in Ejura. There must be a very thorough investigation of both the murder of the youth activist and the security rules of engagement, which resulted in the shooting to death of the two others.
Two people have been shot dead while six others have sustained varying degrees of injuries in Ejura Tuesday morning after police opened fire on angry youth protesting the murder of social activist Muhammed Ibrahim popularly known as Kaaka.
This comes after an activist of the #FixTheCountry movement, Ibrahim Mohammed, alias Kaaka was killed by unknown assailants for his advocacy at Ejura Sekyeredumase.
He is said to have had his head clubbed in his home Friday night by the assailants until he became unconscious and was rushed to the Ejura Government Hospital. He was later transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi where he died Monday afternoon.
However, President Mahama in concluding his statement said his thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the Ejura community.