Ghana's Military

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) says it has withdrawn some soldiers over alleged brutalities of citizens captured in a viral video for defying the lockdown restrictions.

Addressing a news briefing in Accra on Wednesday, General Commanding Officer of the Southern Command, Brigadier General Nsiah, said though many of the videos on social media are fake, the outfit has taken notice of a particular one.

“There has been one infraction and the person involved has been withdrawn to the barracks but many of the videos are fake and have been doctored.


 “I don’t know the intention behind it but whatever it is, be assured your soldiers are professionals and don’t brutalise, we don’t and will not allow that,” he assured.

He stressed that personnel have been adequately briefed on the key roles of engagement in the Operation Covid Safety campaign.

Quoting parts of the scriptures, he wondered if these were deliberate attempts to run down the integrity of the service.

“Many of us Ghanaians are Christians and Muslims and we know telling lies about somebody is something God abhors and does not permit so we should stop and rather encourage the personnel to do the work,” he cautioned.