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National Security Minister can’t take full blame of military brutalities — Mahama Ayariga makes u-turn

Unusual from a political opponent, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has absorbed the Ministry of National Security from having a direct hand in the alleged military brutalities on some residents in Garu in the constituency in the Upper East Region,

While describing the act as barbaric and unacceptable, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament in a statement issued said, that Mr. Ken Dapaah can not take full blame since he [Dapaah] was out of the country at the time of the incident.

“I had received calls around 3 a.m. the day of the incident reporting the presence of Ghana Armed Forces men in the Garu area beating anyone they came across.

“I desperately tried to reach the National Security Minister at that early hour. He did not know anything about it as he reached out to me and reported that he was in Europe.”, Hon. Ayariga in a statement said.

“Early in the morning, I saw horrendous photos of the victims of the military brutalities. I extend my sympathies to all of them. I will join my fellow Members of Parliament from the Upper East Region to call for a full-scale inquiry into what happened”, he assured.

Personnel from the Ghana Armed Forces allegedly assaulted residents of the town during a dawn raid on October 29, rumored to be a retaliation for an attack on some National Security operatives on October 24.

However, the Ministry of National Security, in a statement, denied the reports of assault and explained that the military’s action was a joint operation in Garu to seize weapons used by the perpetrators of the attack on the National Security personnel.

Kapital Online Team//2023

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