Two shot dead as military attempt to disperse angry Akatsi youth

A military man in the Volta Region has reportedly shot and killed two members of a rampaging youth in Xikpo near Akatsi in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region.

The youth were protesting the death of a school boy who was run over by a Hyundai bus early Tuesday. The identity of the school boy is yet to be ascertained.

A week ago, a similar accident occurred along the same stretch of road which claimed the life of another school boy.

The residents said several appeals for authorities to construct speed rumps on the road have fallen on deaf ears and therefore decided to take the law into their own hands.

They mounted road blocks and prevented motorists on the main Accra-Aflao road from using the road.

The action created traffic and chaos for well over five hours, Joy News’ Volta Region correspondent Ivy Setordzie reported.

The military was invited to restore order and to maintain calm but it turned chaotic and deadly.

In a bid to disperse the angry youth, one of the military men was reported to have shot into the protestors, killing one of them instantly.

It is not clear yet the identities of deceased. cannot also immediately ascertain the identity of the military man who shot into the angry crowd.

The protest however went on for several hours until the DCE intervened.

The bodies of the two deceased persons have since been deposited at the Sogakope District Hospital. 

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