Two farmers murdered in Agogo

Two farmers murdered in Agogo

- A resident has told Joy News that two farmers have been shot on their farms by people believed to be Fulanis

- A third person luckily escaped

- The natives and fulanis have blamed each other lately

- The bodies of the two have been conveyed to the Agogo hospital morgue

Two men believed to be farmers have allegedly been shot dead by people said to be of Fulani descent at Agogo in the Ashanti Region.

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A resident who spoke to Joy News claimed a third person escaped by the skin of the teeth because he had gone out to fetch water.

The farmers were shot on their farms around 4:30 pm, Friday by the suspected herdsmen who fled through the bush.

It was the third person who had gone to fetch water who recounted the incidence.

He said he heard gunshots from where he was coming from and afterwards saw men believed to be herdsmen take to their heels.

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Meanwhile, the bodies of the two farmers is said to have been taken to the Agogo hospital morgue

The two sides, the natives and the Fulanis have lately dabbled in accusations against each other.

Agogo and its surrounding towns and villages have suffered in recent years from the criminal activities of some Fulani herdsmen who travel across the West African sub-region with their cattle in search of pastures for the cattle and often times, raped, murdered and stole properties belonging to the community they find themselves in.

The herdsmen also accuse the residents of killing their people and destroying their cattle.

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The incident will heighten tension in an already volatile area which has even seen security men deployed to maintain law and order after residents and politicians had vehemently protested the presence of the hersdmen.


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