Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), on Friday said the two soldiers on admission at the 37 Military Hospital due to the internal conflict in Bawku are responding to treatment.
“The senior leadership of the Ghana Armed Forces visited them on Thursday March 17,2022 and report from the health official said they are doing well, ” he told the media.
The visit, the CDS said, was to wish them well and speedy recovery.
To mark his birthday today, March 18, he presented hampers to the 13 patients he visited, some of whom have sustained various degree of injuries.
“We value the welfare and health of our personnel because the growth and success of the Forces is dependent on their health,” he said.
Vice Admiral Amoama implored the personnel to continue to work hard to protect the nation’s territorial integrity and ensure a safe and sound coexistence.
He advised personnel deployed to Bawku to be professional in the discharge of the duties.
The CDS advised the factions involved in the conflict to lay down their arms for peaceful resolution of the issues, stressing there could not be development without peace.
The personnel who received the items thanked the CDS for the love and care and asked for prayers to facilitate their healing processes.
Three military personnel got injured Wednesday dawn March 16, 2022 from the exchange of gunfire between soldiers and some residents at Barbari-Buabula, a suburb of Bawku in the Upper East Region.
The soldiers, attached to the 11th Mechanised Infantry Batallion based in Bazua, were on an operation to ensure orderliness in the area when they were reportedly met with resistance, which led to the exchange of gunfire.
Information gathered by Ashantibiz revealed that, the injured soldiers were first taken to the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital and later to the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital with two officers airlifted to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra for further treatment due to the severity of the injuries.