Leader calls for calm in the face of destructive Fulani activities


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Nana Amoah I, Chief of Adoe, a farming community in West Sunyani Municipality of Bono Region, called on the youths of the region for calm despite the destruction of farms by Fulani herdsmen.

The chief said that with the support of his council of elders, they were making efforts to get the Municipal Security Council (MuSeC) to draw the attention of Regional Security (RegSeC) to the matter which deprived them of their means. of subsistence.

He said: “Agriculture is our economic mainstay…and the ‘challenge is not new’.

Nana Amoah said the matter was before the RegSec and expressed hope that a joint police-military operation would bring the situation under control so that people can go about their farming activities in peace.

Nana Amoah made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Adoe, following a retaliatory movement by furious youths in the community against Fulani herders, resulting in the death of some cattle.

According to the aggrieved youths, who wore red head coverings and armbands, the influx of nomads and their livestock into the area was causing massive destruction to their farms and food crops.

Nana Amoah expressed concern that the cattle population in the area was over 7,000 and they had destroyed many maize, yam and cassava farms.

He said the destructive activities of the herdsmen, who wielded cutlass and other offensive weapons, had caused fear and panic in the region, saying many farmers were even scared to go to their farms.

Despite this, Nana Amoah urged the youths to exercise restraint for the City Security Council to address the issue to ensure that the regional police command or a combined military police force would urgently intervene to avoid chaos in the region.

Mr. Issahaku Sulemana, member of the Adoe Electoral Area Assembly, told the GNA that the community leaders had informed the leadership of the Municipal Assembly, but the nomads and their livestock continued to arrive in the area. the region.

“We have no choice but to drive them out on our own,” the Assembly said.

Meanwhile, some resident farmers in the area said they lived in fear of reprisals from Fulani herders, who escaped and left their animals in the area and therefore appealed for military protection.

Efforts by the GNA to get the regional police command to talk about the matter proved futile as a source in the regional commander’s office said that only he (the commander) could talk about it, but he was not not available.

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Richard V. Johnson