Five Killed in Afram Plains clash between Fulanis and Konkombas

Five Killed in Afram Plains clash between Fulanis and Konkombas

What was said to be a bloody clash between some Fulanis and Konkombas in the Afram Plains south district in the Eastern Region had more to it than heard; the seemingly reprisal attacks have left five persons dead.

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On Friday, June 17, 2016, a Konkomba man was killed when he had gone in to question the Fulani men who attended to a herd of cows that had strayed to his farm and destroyed his crops.

The herdsmen became enraged and attacked him with cutlasses, inflicted wounds on him and left him to die.

Four days later, June 21, four lifeless bodies which were later identified as that of Fulani herdsmen were found in a thicket.

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According to a Daily Graphic report, irate Konkombas in the area plunged into attack to avenge the death of their kinsman in an apparent reprisal attack.

They allegedly gunned down one person and three others later whose bodies were identified as those of Fulani herdsmen in the bush at Sakabu Number One and Odumansua in the district.

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Windham Emil Afram, the district chief executive in confirming the incident to newsmen said the reprisal attack had compelled some of the Fulani herdsmen in the district to migrate to the Afram Plains North District, a situation that had created a lot of tension in the area.

The identities of the deceased were yet to be released by the police.


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