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Lay Down Your Arms, Give Peace A Chance – CDS To Bawku Feuding Factions

Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), is urging the feuding factions in the Bawku conflict, to lay down their arms.

They should give the peace a chance. He made the call when he visited two soldiers airlifted to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra after they got injured in a firefight with some armed residents of Bawku.

The soldiers with the 11th Mechanized Infantry Battalion at Bazua had gone to carry out an operation at Barbari-Buabula, a suburb of the town, in the early hours of Wednesday, March 16, 2022 when they came under a hail of bullets.

They returned fire killing one person and two others (all of them civilians suffered gunshot wounds).

In all, three of the soldiers were injured and two of them have been flown to the 37 Military Hospital. The pair are responding to treatment.

Vice Admiral Amoama gave the assurance that the soldiers will continue to be professional in the discharge of their duties.

The gun attack on the soldiers came barely 24 hours after an 81-year old man had been shot and killed by unidentified gunmen and the subsequent arrest and detention of 18 people by the police.

More boots are being put in Bawku as the government moves to stop the senseless shootings that have sent terrified residents fleeing in droves from the area to save their lives.

Ambrose Dery, the Interior Minister, has vowed to bring a closure to the insecurity. They are going to robustly and decisively deal with the situation.

For now, nobody is able to tell when the shootings take place and who is doing it, whether it a product of the ethnic conflict around chieftaincy or terror acts by extremists.

That is why firm action by the security agencies is required to get the situation under control, he adds.

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