Fulani Herdsmen in Ghana: Assemblyman Arrested for Leading Onslaught On Fulani Cattle
The security threat posed by rampaging Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria has reared its head in our West African neighbours, Ghana as the Police in Mpraeso have reportedly arrested the Assemblyman for New Oworobong Kwahu in the Eastern Region, Kofi Asante, for allegedly leading an onslaught against some Fulani herdsmen in the area and killing 10 cattle belonging to them.
The Assemblyman was said to have led the people of Oworobong on a campaign to rid their community of cattle prowlers tagged “Fulanis must leave our land”, which eventually led to the slaughter of the animals.
The agrarian community claims that the presence of the herdsmen and their cattle in the area pose threats to their farms and properties and overall security.
ModernGhana reports that Mr Asante was picked up after 10 cattle were found dead in the town, ModernGhana reports.
“On Wednesday, some 10 cows were found dead in some forests in Oworobong and the incident is believed to have been perpetrated by the Assembly member,” a local correspondent said, before adding that the Police refused to grant the Assemblyman bail despite an intervention by the District Chief Executive for the area.
Similarly, residents of Kwahu in the Eastern Region gave government a one month ultimatum to remove all Fulani herdsmen from the area or they will be forced to do it themselves.
They maintain that the destructive activities of the herdsmen are affecting them physically and economically, and their way of life threatened.
Rampaging herdsmen have been a thorn in the side of most rural communities in the sub-region, particularly Nigeria, where they’ve unleashed terror on helpless communities in their search for pasture.
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