Chereponi MP Abdulai Jabanyite breaks down over conflict

Chereponi MP Abdulai Jabanyite breaks down over conflict

Chereponi MP, Samuel Abdulai Jabanyite, lowered his head into a handkerchief, holding back tears after watching a JoyNews documentary on the protracted conflict in the North-East region.

Member of Parliament for Chereponi, Samuel Abdulai Jabanyite, had to cover his face with a handkerchief to hold back tears, after watching a JoyNews documentary on the prolonged conflict in the North-East region.

The MP had watched several residents tell their stories of their limited options following another round of bloodshed that left two dead.

Watching the remains of her torched mud home, one woman said every single property her family had gathered have been burnt down including a mattress, roof and a bunch of cassava, which is her last hope of a decent meal.

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She had to choose between the cassava and her life that fateful day when she saw billows of smoke announce the restart of violence.

“I called my children and we run,” she narrated.

The woman said residents live in fear because there is no forewarning of an attack.

Another man said he cannot find his wife and seven children, who are 20 years, 16 years, 12 years, 10 years, 7 years, 5 years and 2 years, respectively.

“They run away…I don’t know where to find them,” he said after combing the area; his house burnt down in that moment of madness.

“They were sleeping here with their books,” he said and led the reporter to survey empty rooms with its scared walls, and foodstuff and clothing all gone.

He disclosed that he has reported to the police despite the porous state of security in the area.

The area of the conflict is cut off from any motorable road and is a vast land of scattered mud-houses, making it difficult to security officers to navigate, understands

Summing up his predicament, the man said “unless God.”

Back into the Accra studios of JoyNews, the MP watched the televised documentary on the AM Show Wednesday with Mamavi Owusu-Aboagye.

He said he had returned to Accra after spending several days within the constituency.

About four days after his return, fury broke out as Konkombas and Chokosis began the fourth round of violence in five months. Recounting the outbreak, the MP broke down.

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