Workers of Perseus Mining Company at Ayamfuri in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central are living in fear as the townsfolks have propelled a hostile on them following the murdering of two galamseyers in the town by agents of the Operation Vanguard a week ago.
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The ‘galamseyers’ were said to desolate a few tailings dumped on part of the concession having a place with Perseus Mining, when the troopers opened flame, executing two on the spot following a confrontation.
One of the victims who spoke in an interview with Kumasi-based Angel FM on condition of strict anonymity said they are unable to walk freely in the town since the incidence and townsfolk periodically storm their homes to attack them.
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The circumstance has constrained the mining organization to review every one of its representatives from the network to seek shelter at the mines where they could be guaranteed of sufficient security.
The source also said some of the senior staff whose homes have been burgled are currently been housed in a hotel at a nearby town.
The reprisal attacks, according to the source, have also been fueled by a longstanding perception that, the mine workers have been snatching their girlfriends.
The Mmerantiehene (Youth chief) of the Ayamfuri Traditional Area, Nana Kwabena Okyere, who spoke with Angel News in an interview monitored by TheNewsGod.com, said the matter has come to the attention of the chiefs and that they are in talks with the angry youth to calm down.
He said the traditional authority is working with the security services to maintain the relative peace in the area.
Consequently, the one week funeral observation of the killed artisanal miners which was slated for last weekend hat to be called off by the traditional authority until such a time that absolute peace would be guaranteed.
The families of the deceased are also calling for justice, as they argue the soldiers faulted in pursuing them all the way to their homes to kill them, no matter what crimes they must have committed on the mining site.