Some Ghanaian soldiers reportedly stormed Ashaiman, a suburb of Accra on the night of Monday and Tuesday, March 7, 2023. This comes days after one of their colleagues was allegedly stabbed to death by unknown assailants in the area.
In a video shared on social media, soldiers can be seen whipping a number of young men lying in the mud from the Monday rain.
More images of the brutalities will surface during the day. Most of the images were reportedly filmed by the neighbors of the victims who report several injuries in this operation.
The situation even caught the attention of Reggae Dancehall artist Stonebwoy, who from New York called for peace in his childhood neighborhood.
Ghana’s Deputy Defense Minister Kofi Amankwa-Manu has apologized for “military excesses” following the killing of a young soldier who was allegedly stabbed to death by unknown assailants in the area.
Mr Amankwa-Manu said the operation was sanctioned by the military high command “to bring to justice the perpetrators of this heinous crime”.