Government deploys joint security personnel to 'deal' with fulani situation in some regions

Government deploys joint security personnel to 'deal' with fulani situation in some regions

-A joint security personnel team has been deployed to help quell unrests in parts of Ghana

-The action was coming from government over clashes between herdsmen and residence in the area

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The government of Ghana is reported to have deployed some 200 joint security force to help restore peace and order in the Asante Akyem North Municipality and Sekyere Afram Plains districts in the Ashanti and Eastern regions.

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The move from the government is in response to a number of unrests and pockets of violence that have risen out of clashes between some Fulani heardsmen and residents in the area which has led to some loss of life, injuries and loss of property over a period of time now.

According to a statement signed by Deputy Information Minister Curtis Perry Kwabla Okudzeto, the joint security personnel which was deployed into the ‘troubled’ zones was made up of police, military and air force staff.

The duty of the security personnel who have been sent to the area is to push back the herdsmen and their cattle from the new grazing areas they have occupied.

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The team of security forces is also to effect the arrest of any perpetrator suspected to be party to the recent acts of violence. The arrested suspects would then be put to trial in court for prosecution.

The as well as augment the efforts of the Operation Cowleg, an ongoing security operation aimed at dealing with the activities of herdsmen in the area.

“A programme to restrict and ranch cattle will commence upon the completion to provide a long term solution to the challenges associated with the unrestricted cattle rearing,” the statement indicated.

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