The brutal and murderous assaults on civilians in Ghana by irate soldiers and the Ghana Police Service have intensified with a disturbing scene at Wa Sokpariyiri in the upper west region that saw brutally club screaming civilians on the streets.
Several soldiers in videos seen by Whatsup News, appeared to be stomping and beating up a few young men trapped in a gutter, while another group of soldiers seen a few meters away meting out capital punishment to others in scenes reminiscent of military dictatorships in the past decades.
While the audacious assault unfolds, terrified townsfolks were seen fleeing in all directions as yet another set of soldiers give them a hot chase with guns and clubs.
The cause of the mayhem is currently unconfirmed but the incident that happened along the Sungmaale road in Wa was reportedly sparked by what is believed to be a pickpocket stealing the mobile phone of a soldier.
A report by Wa-based Home Radio 99.7 FM states that the Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Upper West Regional Coordinating Council, Awuni Cletus, also suffered severe beatings at the hands of the rampaging soldiers.
This is coming barely two days after soldiers stormed the Ashanti Regional town of Ejura-Sekyeredumase and started shooting indiscriminately into a crowd of mourners who had just gone to bury a social media activist “Macho Kaaka” who had been murdered by a mob believed to be linked to the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
When the dust settled, the soldiers sent to conduct crowd control with live bullets had shot dead three civilians and have caused about a dozen more to sustain serious injuries.
Macho Kaaka was highlighting government rot and broken infrastructure in Ejura but was targeted for elimination because he was apparently making the Akufo Addo administration unpopular.
Since assuming power in 2017, the Akufo Addo administration, though a civilian one, had been the most brutal in terms of using deadly force by its conscripted party thugs in the security agencies against unarmed civilians.
There have been countless incidence, including the rampant shooting of civilians at the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency by-election, the shooting of more than four people at Techiman South when protests against election rigging saw soldiers turn their guns on the protesting citizens, killing about four of them and injuring several others.