One person has been shot accidentally in Obuasi by a combined team of police and military men in an effort to rid one suburb of the mining town, Wawasi, of illegal Chinese workers and galamsey operators.
Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor reports the place is in a state of pandemonium.
According to him, the military and police personnel have taken over the area firing warning shots to warn residents to stay indoors.
One of the bullets was said to have accidentally hit a man who has been rushed to the hospital.
Obuasi has been notorious for the activities of illegal miners. The security personnel have vowed to end the illegal mining activities which are said to be negatively affecting the society.
Erastus Odonkor said the war against the illegal mine workers has sent residents running helter-skelter.
He said he saw a military officer with a stick and a wire on one hand, a gun on the other, shouting on residents to stay in-doors.
One taxi driver has been forced to hop like a rabbit for parking at an unauthorized place, he stated.
He said business has come to a standstill.