Military deployed to drive away Fulani Herdsmen from Agogo

Military deployed to drive away Fulani Herdsmen from Agogo

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. Meanwhile, past regional minister of the Ashanti Region who also doubles as the chairman of RESEC, Peter Anarfi-Mensah says residents of the area would not have to fear as the right security measures are being put in place to contain the recent outbreak of violence.

"We are sending down more security men to augment those we already have there… comprising soldiers and the police. They are to protect life and property and drive away the nomadic Fulanis from the belt from today till March ending. 

The regional security is using this medium to assure residents, farmers and herdsmen of Agogo and its environs of their maximum protection and appeal to them to cooperate with the regional Security Council to achieve lasting peace in Agogo and its environs," he stated.

The nomads have been at loggerheads with the locals following the killing of over three people recently in the area. There is an uneasy calm in Agogo following the latest development. Meanwhile the development is expected to spark much reprisal attacks especially when the Fulani men are reported to be fully armed with arms and weaponry.

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