6 killed in clashes between Fulani herdsmen, residents in E/R

6 killed in clashes between Fulani herdsmen, residents in E/R

- Six persons have died in a clash between Fulani herdsmen and indigenes at Kwahu East district

- Nana Addo is calling for calm in the area

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Tensions are high in the Kwahu East district of the Eastern region following a feud between Fulani herdsmen and some fisher folk there.

6 killed in clashes between Fulani herdsmen, residents in E/R

6 killed in clashes between Fulani herdsmen, residents in E/R

READ ALSO: Attorney General Gloria Akuffo looked like a 16-year-old as she appeared in parliament to reintroduce SP bill

It all happened when the minister in charge of national security, Bryan Acheampong impressed on troubled residents not to fall for the threats of these Fulani herdsmen.

According to the minister, he just can't understand why a population of over 60,000 indigenes could allow themselves to be intimidated by a handful of the herdsmen.

“The Fulanis in this community are probably about 300 people; terrorizing 60,000 people, it cannot be. The people must be angry. And that must happen before any other thing, we should stop them,” the minister fumed.

Meanwhile, president of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has called for calm in the area as security officials are currently being deployed there.

The Ashanti Regional Security Council (RESEC) is deploying hundreds of military personnel to help police drive away Fulanis in the conflict-prone zone of Agogo in the Ashanti Region.

The development follows recent unrest in the area which is feared to have seen Fulanis in Agogo kill over three residents in cold blood.

READ ALSO: Attorney General Gloria Akuffo looked like a 16-year-old as she appeared in parliament to reintroduce SP bill

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