Accra, 04 July, 2021 / 9:25 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Ghana have condemned the alleged use of excessive force by the country’s military on some residents of Wa town in Upper West Region within the Catholic Diocese of Wa.
In their Friday, July 2 statement, members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) call for an independent probe into the alleged assaults by members of the West African country’s military.
On Thursday, July 1, the military reportedly attacked tricycle operators in Wa town, an action that is said to have been triggered by the theft of a mobile phone belonging to one of the public service operators.
At least fourteen people, two among them in critical condition, are seeking treatment at the Wa Municipal Hospital following the July 1 attack, according to a local media report.
In their statement, the Catholic Bishops say they are “horrified to see videos of brutalities and inhumane treatments meted out to innocent citizens in the Upper West Regional Capital, Wa, by a group of military men.”