GAF Frees V/R In A Mock Military Aggression
Attempts by neighbouring aggressor to cede the Volta region of Ghana was thwarted by a combined firing power of elements from the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) last Friday.
It was led by Col. Sampson Adeti, Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) Southern Command, as Group Taskforce TARANTURA commander.
The combine force has to deploy every weapon in its armoury to the battle ground before dismissing the threat of the aggressor. The latter’s war commander lost a tooth in the battle that saw them receiving heavy casualty, but promised a return encounter at the same venue, the Bundase Training Camp in 365 days.
Information obtained from defence intelligence sources have it that the aggressor is a state lying in the east of the republic of Ghana, which has always been envious of Accra’s achievements, be it in economics or sporting activities.
Ghana happens to feed that state with electricity but decided to reduce the supply late last year when activities of pirates damaged the West African Gas Pipe Line and, therefore, short circuited the flow of natural gas from Nigeria to power the electricity generating plants in Ghana.
This affected industrial performance in that state and so the citizens started mounting pressure on its government to improve living conditions there, or the wrath of the nation be descended on it.
The aggressor state became unpopular and opposition groups started calling for electoral reforms, culminating in strikes and demonstrations.
Aggressor government wanted Ghana to rather supply her power from the Bui dam, but it was again refused, hence she was accused of supporting the opposition elements within.
http://thechronicle.com.gh/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/317.jpg A Few months ago when supply of natural gas resumed and the generation of electricity increased, courtesy Sunon Asogli Power coming on stream, the aggressor state expected Ghana to ignore her needs and focus on theirs by resuming full supplies but this was not done.
Again, the aggressor state watched with keen interest happenings on the Ghanaian political scene, from the 2012 elections to the landmark Supreme Court verdict and when nothing untoward happened to destabilize Ghana, she decided to make some claims.
The first was to go back to history to say that the Volta region of Ghana was theirs and that they were taking it back. Intelligence report reaching GAF suggested that in the latter part of last month aggressor’s forces conducted intensive exercise in areas close to her border with Ghana.
During the exercise, elements of aggressor force made incursions into Ghanaian territory but peace loving Ghana reported her neighbour’s conduct to the world and sub-regional bodies such as the United Nations, (UN), African Union (AU) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Aggressor refused to attend any of the calls from these bodies for arbitration but rather regrouped, equipped with the latest of offensive weapons and headed into unknown destination.
On Thursday, 10 th of October 2013, her forces resurfaced deep in Ghanaian territory and captured the Adomi and Sogakope bridges on the Volta river and made its intentions clear-to take over the port of Tema to land her armament.
Battle Group Commander, Lt-Col. Nicholas Paintsil, Commanding Officer, 64 Infantry Regiment ably assisted by Major Robert Talleh, prepared that dreaded force to be in charge of the ground pending further action.
Meanwhile, the chaps from 66 Artillery Regiment, 48 Engineer Regiment and the Recce Regiment moved from their bases in Ho and Accra respectively to support the First Battalion of Infantry, Fifth Battalion, while the Special Forces Commando Unit, the Navy and the Air Force took positions at vantage points to fire at targets.
The air force reconnaissance plane flying as high altitude spotted the position of aggressor mechanized brigade as they moved in a convoy to launch attacks on Afienya and Dawhenya respectively.
This report was passed on to the Group Battle Commander who ordered fire from the 106mm rocket launcher backed by the 122mm multiple rocket launchers known as ‘Yana’ into enemy targets.
The navy volleyed shots from sea, off the coast of Prampram and Ningo and when a full fledge war ensued, GAF deployed commando units who applied silent weapons such as bow and arrows to eliminate the enemy leaders.
When the dust settled and the last boom of the bomb was felt, Col. Adeti in his war apparel with an amulet to match moved into position and briefed the media.
According to him, what just transpired was Land Combat Demonstration of the Ghana Armed Forces meant for students of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College.
He stated that during the period, all ordnances available to GAF are showcased and fired hence it occurs every year in October.
Present to watch the demonstration from the rock mass known as Small Bundase was the Deputy Defence Minister, Hon. Teye Larbi, Chief of Defence Staff, Vice Admiral Matthew Quarshie, Defence attaches and formation commanders among others.
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