About 600 soldiers storm town where 2 officers were attacked; residents vanish into thin air

About 600 soldiers storm town where 2 officers were attacked; residents vanish into thin air

- As a result of the attack on two persons from the security service, about 600 soldiers have been deployed to Dome Faase

- The two soldiers who were attacked were protecting a parcel of land which a chief is claiming ownership of

- Residents of the town have since deserted the town for fears of being terrorised by the soldiers

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Two soldiers who were assigned Dome Faase, an area near Kasoa in the Ga South Municipality to control issues there were brutally assaulted by residents.

As a result of the attack on these two officials from the security service, about 600 soldiers were deployed to the area.

According to a report filed by theghanareport.com, two helicopters belonging to the Ghana Armed Forces were also dispatched to the area.

About 600 soldiers storm town where 2 officers were attacked; residents vanish into thin air

The two soldiers who were attacked by the residents Source: theghanareport
Source: UGC

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On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, as monitored by YEN.com.gh on Adom FM, the two soldiers who were attacked were protecting a parcel of land which a chief is claiming ownership of.

Residents who were obviously angry at the military presence at the site started to pelt stones at them.

Residents who were not scared of the warning shots by the military men, captured them, slashed the head of one of the soldiers with a machete and tore their uniforms. They were both beaten to a pulp with their uniforms soaked in blood.

A tent meant for the soldiers was set ablaze by the irate residents; at least four cars, a motorcycle, and a generator belonging to the military were also burnt.

Residents fear the deployment of this number of soldiers to the area could be a coordinated reprisal.

Dome Faase has all of a sudden turned into a ghost town after the military was deployed to the area.

Some shop owners have deserted their open shops following the heavy security presence in the town. Homes have reportedly been abandoned as well.

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A similar incident happened in the Denkyira Obuasi on May 29, 2017, where residents of the town attacked a military man who was deployed to the area for duty.

Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was sadly lynched by angry residents in the early hours of the morning when he had gone for a run.

Till date, the offenders have not been brought to book

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