Military, Police kick start ejection of Fulani herdsmen

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor visited Agogo in the Ashanti Region to ascertain the extent of damage following 12 years of Fulani invasion in the area.

 

Police and military action has begun in Agogo in the Ashanti Region to deal with the Fulani herdsmen.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Kudalor visited the area to ascertain how much damage 12 years of the Fulani invasion has caused the area.

At a meeting attended by the Inspector on February 4, the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC), and other security agencies and leaders decided to combine police and military personnel to flush out the activities of the Fulanis.

Led by the Ashanti Regional Security Council,  the team will patrol the area to contain the situation with police patrol teams and military vehicles.

It is expected the action will take a month.

The security action comes after residents of the area vowed to take on the nomadic herdsmen after a farmer was gunned down by the Fulanis.

The farmer, David Atiah, 25 was reportedly trying to prevent the cattle from eating crops on his mother’s farm.

Kudalor said stringent measures will be adopted by the police to contain the situation, Accra-based Joy FM has reported.

The Fulani herdsmen over the years have clashed with Agogo residents for damaging their crops and farms. The Fulani herdsmen have been accused of engaging in robbery, rape and the murder of residents in the process.

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