A group of women in the Bawku township staged a protest on Friday, expressing their grievances and alleging brutality by military personnel against residents.
In a video capturing the protest, hundreds of women were seen chanting, “We don't need them [the military], we want them out.”
The demonstration was reportedly triggered by events that unfolded on Thursday evening when soldiers allegedly entered the Bawku township and discharged firearms indiscriminately, leading to casualties.
“We have not been able to verify the number of people that are injured. After the military fired, some of the people have dispersed, and some of them are still there protesting, and the injured have been taken to the Vineyard Hospital,” stated one resident in an interview with Citi News.
The resident's account highlights the uncertainty surrounding the extent of injuries sustained during the reported military action.
The injured individuals are said to have been taken to the Vineyard Hospital for medical attention.
Before the alleged military incident, it was reported that unknown gunmen had fired into a group of people at the community centre on Wednesday. This resulted in the tragic death of two persons, with four others sustaining injuries.