Fulanis from Ivory Coast prevented from entering Ghana

Fulanis from Ivory Coast prevented from entering Ghana

-The Ghana army has stopped Fulanis in Ivory Coast from entering Ghana through the Ghana-Mandari border following terror threats

- The barricading of the frontier has also seen portions of the Black River Volta placed under surveillance

The Ghana-Mandari border in the Northern Region has been barricaded, a development which has seen hundreds of Fulani herdsmen and their families escaping the political violence in Ivory Coast stranded.

The security measure taken by the Ghana army has also seen portions of the Black Volta River and the Mandari Nsunua community in the Bole district strictly under surveillance.

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Meanwhile there are reports of conflict between local farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the Ivorian community resulting in a spillage which has seen about 30 cattle killed by angry farmers. The Bole district police commander ASP Eric Awiadem has confirmed the news stating that the raging tensions has been brought under control.

"We share boundary with Bounna, the Ivorian side and there is a conflict between the Fulani men and the people; and the Fulani men are running to our area so they came in case there would be a spillover but at the moment the situation is under control," he stated.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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