- Amakye Dede, has called on the people of Agogo to defend themselves against the Fulani herdsmen
- He lamented that the National Security had failed to play its role of protecting the people of Agogo in the Ashanti region
- The musician was recently installed as the chief of the town
Veteran highlife musician, Amakye Dede, has warned all Fulani herdsmen at Agogo in the Asante Akyem North District of the Ashanti Region to leave the town as soon as possible.
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His warning comes in the wake of the death of five military men in the town, believed to be as a result of the activities of the herdsmen.
Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that the soldiers, on Monday January 8, 2018 at about 2:30 pm stormed the grazing field where the herdsmen had settled with their cattle.
An exchange of gunfire between the soldiers and the herdsmen resulted in the deaths of the soldiers.
Two of the herdsmen have reportedly been arrested by Agogo District Command of the Ghana Police Service.
In his reaction to the news, the musician, who was recently installed as a chief at Agogo called on the people to defend themselves in any way possible, as the National Security had failed to come to their aid.
Speaking to Kasapa FM on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, he stated that it is very sad to realize that efforts to peacefully settle the impasse between the people of Agogo and the herdsmen had yielded no positive results.
“I think it has become very worse and the only solution now is for them to take the law into their own hands because government has failed”, he stated.
“They should sack all cattle in the town because we don’t need them in Agogo” he added.
He however called on the government to ensure that there is peace in the area, so that lives are preserved.
In a related development, the member of Parliament of Upper West Akyem, Derek Ohene Bekoe, has revealed that most of the animals handled by Fulani people are for Ghanaians.
In the morning radio discussion on Wednesday, January 9, 2018 on Adom FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh, he stated that it was wrong to deduce that the Fulani and their cattle are all from other African countries.
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