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Stop atrocities against us – Fulanis beg Nana Addo

A section of the Fulani community in Ghana, has appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo to order a review of the approach of the task-force set up to flush out nomadic herdsmen. Speaking at a press conference today [Friday], the President of the Suudu Baaba Fulani Association of Ghana, Osman Barry, complained of the “repeated atrocities perpetrated against Fulanis”. He also called ...

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Sekyere district in fear as herdsmen ‘takeover’ the area

Fleeing nomadic herdsmen from Agogo in the Ashanti Region, are reportedly settling down in their numbers in the Sekyere Central District of the region. Areas such as Nsuta, Esereso, Ntrodo, Nkodua-Aframso among others, are now the new destination for the herdsmen. Speaking to Citi News, Nsuta Police Commander, DSP Charles Atuah, said even though they have found the nomadic herdsmen ...

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Operation Cow leg can’t solve herdsmen menace – Antwi Danso

An International relations analyst, Dr. Vladimir Antwi Danso, has said Operation Cow leg, a task-force tasked by government to deal with nomadic herdsmen allegedly causing havoc in parts of the country, is bound to fail again. According to him, those are just knee-jerk approaches to the issue which needs proper solution. “It is one of the kinetic ways of solving ...

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We’ll respond to attacks by Agogo herdsmen – Chief of Defence Staff

The Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant Gen. O. B Akwa, has assured the people of Agogo that the task-force deployed to evict herdsmen from the area, will push through their mandate until the issue is resolved. According to him, they have the backing of the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces to ensure that the objectives for the formation of ...

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Agogo: Cattle owner begs MP after over 70 cows killed

A cattle owner in Agogo, Alhaji Adam Muddy, is pleading with the government to give him more time to move all his livestock from the area. This particular cattle owner said he has lost over 70 of his cattle after they were reportedly killed by members of the task force set up to flush out nomadic herdsmen in the Akyem North ...

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Bill needed to sanitise cattle rearing – MP

The MP for Ledzokuku, Dr. Okoe Boye, has called for a Bill that, when passed, will regulate the management of cattle in Ghana. Such a Bill could also potentially encourage more Ghanaians to get into cattle rearing, the MP said on The Big Issue. His comments followed escalated tensions in the Asante Akyem North District after four security personnel, including three ...

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Over 200 security personnel dispatched to Agogo amid tensions

Government has dispatched about 200 personnel drawn from the military and police services to the Asante Akyem North and Sekyere Afram Plains districts of the Ashanti Region to flush out nomadic herdsmen who are reportedly terrorising residents of those areas. A statement signed by a Deputy Minister of Information, Curtis Perry Kwabia Okudzeto said the joint security team has been ...

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A/R REGSEC to outline new plan to address Agogo tensions

The Ashanti Regional Security Council says it will review the roadmap used by the previous administration to end the long-standing dispute between indigenes of Agogo and nomadic herdsmen at its next meeting. This was disclosed by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, after he joined chiefs, religious leaders and other stakeholders to outline measures adopted to end the issue ...

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Agogo tensions: DISEC to intensify action against herdsmen

The Asante Akyem North District Security Council [DISEC] plans to give security personnel the green light to fire on nomadic herdsmen as part of efforts by a task-force to evict cattle in the district. This follows the injuring of three soldiers and a police officer, after they were reportedly shot by a nomadic herdsman. Speaking to the media after a ...

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Agogo police commander transferred amid tensions

The Asante Akyem North District Police Commander, ASP Samuel Azugu, has been transferred following renewed tensions between nomadic herdsmen and indigenes of the area, notably in Agogo. This follows the news of the shooting of three soldiers and a police officer who are part of a task-force set up to evict nomadic herdsmen in the district. The transfer took effect ...

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