- Violence between Fulanis herdsmen and farmers has resulted in 8 deaths and over 100 displaced residents
- The violence was sparked by the killing of a young boy in Dwerebeafe
- Police found the dead bodies in the morning after the violence
Ongoing violence between Fulani herdsmen and Kwahu East and Wheewhee community members in the Eastern Region has caused multiple deaths, and more than 100 residents to be displaced.
According to recent reports, reprisal attacks between Fulani ethnic group herdsmen and members of the Kwahu East and Wheewhee communities have resulted in 8 confirmed deaths, over 100 displaced residents. reports have it that among the deaths are five Fulanis and 3 local residents.
Initial reports had 9 listed death, although only eight deaths have been confirmed. The recent development marks yet another violent chapter in the struggle between Fulani herdsmen and farmers. Displaced residents have fled their homes for those of their families and friends in the fear of being caught up in the violence.
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According to ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, the Ghana Police Service's Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer, arrests in relation to the violence are yet to be made. He also stated that the violence tends to occur at night, leaving the authorities to find the remains of the deceased in the morning.
“So far, 8 bodies have been retrieved from farms at Dwebease and Wheewhee and deposited at the Atibie Government Hospital, and this is as a result of separate reprisal attacks between Fulani herdsmen and the local residents…” He said.
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ASP Ebenezer Tetteh stated that the motivation for the killings are yet to be determined, although he stated that they could very will be related to the destruction of farmland by grazing Fulani grazing cattle.
Reports have it that the violence was sparked when a young boy was killed near a health center in Dwerebeafe.
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