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Netizens React To President Akuffo Addo's First Reaction To Ejura Murder By Security Forces, DETAILS

Many have been calling on the President to break his silence on the death of ordinary Ghanaians killed, citing the Presidents same action, when George Floyd, was killed in USA and through a viral Twitter post, called for justice.

Well, fast forward to this afternoon, the President has finally broken his silence on the seeming "Ejura Unrest," that has since witnessed the death of two protestors, who were young people in the Ejura Sekyedumase who had declared their willingness to sacrifice their lives until they get justice for him, after the death of the 45-year-old Ibrahim Mohammed, aka Macho Kaaka.

The details of the unrest is that, the teaming masses of the aggrieved youth stormed the police station on Tuesday morning to inquire about the extent of investigations regarding the murder of their colleague, stressing that, they want the Police to leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to book, but soon, some of the protestors turned rowdy, resulting eventually in the casualties.

The President however, speaking through a press statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, indicated that the President has given the Minister, ten days to provide a detailed report of the inquiry. “The Interior Minister is to provide a detailed report from the inquiry, with recommendations for appropriate action to be taken by July 9, 2021”, parts of the statement read.

Parts of the statement shared below, read that, the President "extends sincere condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery,” going even further to specifically mention the names of the three deceased so far, Ibrahim Mohammed, alias ‘Kaaka’ and the other two persons Abdul Nasir Yussif and Murtala Mohammed. 

The general public, have been reacting to this and commentary following have included the following:

Joe writes "Why do you instruct to investigate the obvious? Are those 6 soldiers in the pick up who got down and started shooting into the crowd not known? Don't they have commanders who gave the order to shoot and kill? The first thing to do before we come to investigations is to interdict all the soldiers and commanders in this shooting. Then investigations follow from there. This shoot to kill is becoming a norm under your government and it's barbaric. Tear gas should be first option for crowd control. Under no circumstance should anyone die for protesting a genuine cause. How one earth should 2 more persons die for protesting the death on an activist who was murdered?"

Ofosu writes "It is the most useless tool by this government to calm nerves. After all he will issue a white paper to clear all"

Willie Wahab writes "The national anthem of Ghana(committee of inquiry) , its time the youth rise and discard this Azar npp and NDC from their mind. Loot and share hypocrites in the Parliament. The law is an Ass, only favours the rich, politicians and whom you know"

This new development of the Presidents eventual response, to this all important security and peace issue, must be noted that, it is coming on the back of Former President, John Mahama's statements, released yesterday afternoon, which stated that:

"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. 

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. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the Ejura community."

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