Tension is brewing at Adeiso in the Upper West Akyim District of the Eastern Region as residents clashed with Okyenhene’s environmental taskforce.
Two persons have been shot.
They are receiving treatment at the Koforidua Regional hospital after they were allegedly shot by several members of the community mining protection unit.
The community protection unit is a taskforce set up by the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin with the aim of clamping down on illegal mining and logging.
They were said to have stormed several land winning concessions and unleashed brutalities on some workers who had questioned and resisted their operations.
The team have been accused of stealing a cash of more than ¢90,000 after they attacked the sand wining firm.
Police have retrieved a gun and AK47 live ammunition from the scene.