Traditional leaders at Alavanyo in Hohoe Municipality are said to have invoked the wrath of the gods on the unknown assailants who opened fire on a military man who was on peace keeping in the area on Thursday afternoon.
The assailants were said to have escaped into a nearby bush after they shot Lance Coporal William Bedford who have gone to the bush to urinate.
According to the chiefs the rituals which was performed at the scene of the attack, will compel the assailants to own up or the wrath of the gods will be visited on them and their families.
Lance Coporal Bedford is part of a team of security personnel deployed in the area to maintain peace following sporadic communal clashes between the people of Alavanyo and Nkonya.
Though, the motive behind the attack is not yet known, Police sources said the incident has no link with the age old communal conflict but believe it may be a case of settling “personal scores”.
The victim, who is said to be in critical condition, was first rushed to the Margaret Marquart hospital in Kpando, before being transferred to the Regional Hospital in Ho.
The Volta regional minister and chairman of RESEC, Helen Ntoso who heard of the incident, rushed to the emergency ward of hospital on her way from a function in Akatsi to see the Lance Coporal, who was later transferred to the 37 Military hospital in Accra Thursday evening.
The Police has commenced investigations into the incident, which is said to be the first of its kind to occur in the area.