Bibiana Zongo residents clash with military men [WATCH]

Five persons have been injured after some residents of Bibiani clashed with the security guards of Asante Gold Corporation.

Two of the five injured persons sustained gunshot wounds, and the remaining three had minor injuries.

According to the Assembly Member for Bibiani Zongo electoral area, Abdullah Adams Mohammed, the clash occurred when the residents went to the Asante Gold mines to pick up some materials termed as “black”.

The military ordered them to return the substance.

The residents, however, refused to oblige, resulting in the clash.

According to the assemblyman, this is not the first time an incident of this nature has occurred.

“We heard one of our colleagues has been shot by the mineworkers. As an assemblyman, I had to approach the management to ascertain the situation because there has been a prolonged dispute between the workers and the community, so there is the need to resolve the concerns,” he said.

He also alleged that when he confronted the security guards, one assaulted him.

“What I realized upon my return to the hospital was that the victim has been severely injured. We decided to approach the military commander to call his men to order because we cannot bear the shooting from them. When I got there, one of the military men beat me up. The police are yet to comment on the matter.”

Meanwhile, the five injured persons are currently responding to treatment at the Bibiani Government Hospital.