Military men deployed to flush out Fulani herdsmen in Kwahu

Military men deployed to flush out Fulani herdsmen in Kwahu

- 50 military men have been deployed to flush out Fulani herdsmen at Kwahu Afram Plains in the Eastern Region

- The deployment follows concerns of tensions the nomadic herdsmen have caused residents

Military men deployed to flush out Fulani herdsmen in Kwahu

File photo: A Fulani man wielding a gun

The battle against nomadic herdsmen heightens as the Ghana army has deployed about 50 military personnel to Kwahu Afram Plains in the Eastern Region to flush them out following the insecurity they have brought to the conflict-ridden area.

Acting president of the Kwahu Traditional Council, Nana Asiedu Aygemang III has thus expressed hope of a possibility of there being peace in the area after the said herdsmen are flushed out.

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"They are army officers and recruits to help those who were initially sent to the place in driving away the Fulani herdsmen and their cows. I think they will be there for about a month. What happens in Agogo also happens in Kwahu Afram Plains. I’m told they will get the herdsmen and their cows from our land by the end of this month and thereafter they will organize a stakeholders meeting where Nananom [Chiefs] and those who want to rear the cattle and then government and the security agencies will meet to find a lasting solutions to this problem because it’s been occurring from time to time,” he revealed.

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The battle against the influx of Fulani herdsmen still wages on following recent attacks on residents of Agogo which is feared to have killed hundreds of residents.

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