Residents who assaulted soldiers will be dealt with - Minister

Residents who assaulted soldiers will be dealt with - Minister

- Residents who tortured soldiers at Domefaase will be dealt with drastically according to the military hierarchy

- The Deputy Defence Minister says the culprits will not go free

- He added that the soldiers were there on official assignment

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Two soldiers on Tuesday, August 25 were assaulted by residents of Domefaase, an area near Kasoa.

The act by the residents has infuriated the army, who on Wednesday, besieged that area to fish out persons involved in this dastardly act.

Speaking on the matter, deputy Defence Minister, Major Derrick Oduro said residents who have had the courage to attack soldiers must not be spared and must be severely punished.

Residents who assaulted soldiers will be dealt with - Deputy Defense Minister

Deputy Defence Minister, Major (Rtd) Derek Oduro. Source: GhOneTV
Source: UGC

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He opined that the residents involved in the beating of the soldiers will be severely dealt with.

In an interview with Starr FM, the retired soldier justified reports that soldiers were brutalising and intimidating Domfaase residents in the aftermath of the assault.

Reports indicate that over 300 soldiers have besieged the town in an attempt to arrest civilians who assaulted the soldiers in land conflict.

Starr News has gathered that residents have fled the area for fear of being arrested by the military.

So far over 50 residents have been arrested in the operation by the military.

The two soldiers were critically injured after they were attacked by irate residents of Domefaase near Obom Domeabra in the Greater Accra Region over land ownership.

Videos of the assault circulating on social media show the soldiers slashed with machete in the head and beaten to a pulp.

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Their uniforms were ripped apart as they were made to sit on the ground, soaked in blood.

Speaking on Starr Today, Major Oduro stated that the soldiers were in the area on official duties, refuting claims that the soldiers were in the area on their own accord.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a lot of roads get fixed or constructed in an election year and 2020 will be no different.

The two main political parties, New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC), have already started taking each other on, with respect to who has provided Ghanaians with infrastructure in the various sectors of the economy.

Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Tuesday, August 17, outlined over 17,000 infrastructure projects at various stages of completion by the NPP in the last three and a half years.

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