Soldier’s Stray Bullet Kills Nursing Mother And Hurts Baby’s Hand In The Ashanti Region

Soldier’s Stray Bullet Kills Nursing Mother And Hurts Baby’s Hand In The Ashanti Region

  • A nursing mother Felicia Danquah has lost her life after a stray bullet from warning shots fired by a military officer hit her stomach
  • Her baby was also hit by the stray bullet the baby is responding to treatment
  • It is not clear why the unidentified soldier fired the warning shots but Felicia was among a group of people mourning one of their colleagues who died in an illegal mining pit

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Residents of Manso Datano in the Ashanti Region are in distress after a stray bullet from warning shots fired by a military officer hit a young mother and her baby.

According to a report by Joy News, 30-year-old Felicia Danquah was hit in the stomach and died on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

At the time the bullet hit her, she was carrying her baby on her back and so the stray bullet also hit the baby’s hand.

Members of the Ghana's Armed Forces are regarded as highly disciplined.
Stock photo of members of the Ghana Armed Forces (L) and a creative image of a mother and baby. Source: Getty Images.
Source: Getty Images

The circumstances leading to the firing of the warning shots are unclear.

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Felicia was among a group of mourners observing the burial of one of their colleagues who died after falling into an illegal mining pit months earlier.

Four soldiers allegedly attacked the mourners over unclear reasons during the funeral and the unidentified military officer who fired the warning shots even physically assaulted an onlooker.

Police chiefs have stormed the area to calm brewing tensions over the incident and visit the family of the deceased.

Ghana Armed Forces Deny Reports That Three Soldiers Robbed A House Near Amasaman

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a previous story that the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) denied reports that three of its personnel have been arrested for allegedly robbing a house at Nsakina near Amasaman.

In a statement, the military clarified that the story first carried by The Chronicle newspaper is misleading.

“GAF wishes to state categorically that the police have not made such an arrest. Though pictures of some three soldiers were depicted alongside the said story, the allegation of robbery has not been established against them.
“It is therefore premature for such conclusions to be drawn for their pictures to have been put in the public domain,” portions of the GAF statement clarified," portions of the statement read.

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