Some youth at Atuna in the Jaman South district of the Brong Ahafo region have allegedly been subjected to severe beatings by soldiers for dealing in illegal mining activities in the area.

So far, ten people have been injured and on admission at Drobo St Mary’s hospital in the region.

According to the Youth leader in the Atuna town, Kwaku Jamico, soldiers allegedly stormed Atuna Monday morning in two pick-ups to beat the Youth, who were mostly farmers for illegally mining on a land.

Kwaku Jamico, said some farmers upon seeing the soldiers took to their heels to seek refuge in the nearby bushes for fear of their dear lives.

“The way soldiers are reacting to us we can’t. I pray the leaders hear us. We voted for NPP. I beg Nana to come to our aid. They have beaten us this morning. I have my sold my car to buy this land and I have children in school to look after…”

“They have sacked us from the land. I beg him that he should talk to the soldiers. We are suffering. We are in the bush talking to him now. We can’t take it anymore…”

The youth are therefore pleading with government to address the issue immediately since it is their source of livelihood.

Meanwhile, the Police Commander ASP Stephen Ofori Akrasi, says the queen mother and some elders of Atuna have lodged a complaint and the matter is being investigated.

Listen to the youth

Source: Ghana/Adom News/Yaa Asantewaa