MP Mahama Ayariga Dismisses Denial of Military Involvement in Bawku Killings

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central in the Upper East region, Mahama Ayariga, has refuted claims that the military was not involved in the killing of three individuals in the constituency. Addressing the situation on JoyNews’ Newsfile, Mr. Ayariga expressed disbelief in the military’s actions and emphasized the importance of establishing trust between the military and constituents.

Mr. Ayariga insisted that the security agencies were responsible for the killings, creating an environment of resistance within the community. He condemned the military’s behavior in Bawku, particularly the killing of three young men, stating that they were murdered without justification.

According to the MP, the military apprehended the individuals, beat them up, and then shot them. He challenged the military to provide evidence of any provocation that would warrant such actions. Mr. Ayariga highlighted the presence of eyewitnesses, including the local assemblyman, who pleaded with the soldiers to release the individuals but was unsuccessful.

Concluding his remarks, Mr. Ayariga called for accountability on the part of the security agencies, demanding an explanation for the provocations that led to the shootings.

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