Fulani Crisis Over 200 Fulani herdsmen escape from Ivory Coast to Ghana

There is currently a raging conflict between local farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the Ivorian community resulting in hundreds of them running to Ghana after apparently being chased out of the town by the locals in Bouna.

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Over 200 Fulani herdsmen escape from Ivory Coast to Ghana (File photo)

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Over 200 Fulani herdsmen and their families have escaped to the Bole District in the Northern Region as refugees following violence between them and the Brifos, an Ivorian ethnic group at Bouna, a border town near Bole in Ghana.

The raging conflict between the local farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the Ivorian community has resulted in hundreds of them running to Ghana after apparently being chased out of the town by the locals in Bouna.

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The Bole District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Eric Awiadem, told Graphic Online that on Friday, March 25, 2016, the Bole District Security Committee (DISEC) received information that there was a conflict between the Fulani herdsmen and the Brifo people.

He said the DISEC suspected there could be a spillover of the conflict to Ghana and therefore called the military to assist at the border in case of any possible disturbance.

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The military, he said, assisted the police to bring the Fulanis from Bouna to Bole, preventing the Fulanis from a possible attack by the other Brifos living in Ghana around the border.

ASP Eric Awiadem stressed that the Fulanis, who were not allowed to bring in their cattle "to cause any trouble to our farmers", have been provided with shelter in Bole.

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