The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has blamed whoever deployed military men to calm tempers during the riot which happened days ago at Ejura.

According to him, the Ghana Police could have handled the riot peacefully, hence he couldn’t comprehend why the military will be asked to rather be on the field.

Police deal with crowd control… so how come the military came in? The riot situation wasn’t uncontrollable for soldiers to interfere… They are not the first line of action for matters of rioting.


The worst for them is that they will cause traffic because their streets are narrow. Whoever ordered the military brought the problem. Soldiers come in as the last unit. I have never seen soldiers going first in such issues so it was completely wrong.

Aisedu nketia

Soldiers have no training about crowd control… It was a wrong decision to deploy soldiers over internal crowd situation. Depending on the escalation, the Formed Police Unit is more robust because they have training in crowd control and more muscle… when all that can’t work. Then you go for soldiers, he explained on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem show on Thursday, July 1, 2021.