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The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has refuted claims that military officers have brutalised civilians along the Aflao border.

In a press release Thursday signed by Director of Public Affairs, Colonel Aggrey Quashie, he assured Ghanaians and resident people of Aflao and its “adjoining communities that the deployment of troops, in conjunction with other security agencies, is to ensure the protection of the citizenry and not to intimidate them.”

He assured that the troops will uphold the high standards of professionalism in the performance of their duties.

Col. Quashie’s comment comes on the back of a report alleging that civilians are being molested by soldiers deployed at Aflao and its environs.

He stated that the issue has “been investigated, and no soldier has been involved in any such act.”

The GAF Public Affairs Director stated that “any incident of infraction of the law, involving any service person, will be thoroughly investigated and the case dealt with in accordance with GAF Regulations.”