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Agogo: Aspirant arrested after firing gunshots at NPP polls

NPP Constituency Election

An aspirant for the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) chairmanship position in the Asante Akyem North Constituency of the Ashanti Region, has been arrested by Police in Agogo. Edward Asadu, who was contesting his disqualification in the ongoing NPP constituency elections, was said to have stormed the venue with some well-built men to disrupt the process. He was also alleged to ...

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6 arrested for allegedly killing 2 cops at Drobonso

The police have arrested some six persons suspected to have killed two police officers at Drobonso in the Sekyere Afram Plains District of the Ashanti Region. The two Police Officers were shot dead on January 11, 2018, when they were returning from night patrol duties in the town. “They were ambushed. They went on patrol and on their way back to ...

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Over 20,000 cattle ‘flushed out’ of Agogo – MCE

The Municipal Chief Executive of Asante Akyem North in the Ashanti Region, Francis Oti Boateng, has said almost half of the over 45,000 cattle that invaded Agogo and its surrounding areas have been taken out of the area. He attributed the success to the diligence of government’s task-force known as Operation Cowleg. A combined team of police and military personnel ...

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Herdsmen menace: Court denies suspected cop killers bail

Seven herdsmen arrested in connection with the murder of two police officers on the Drobonso-Kumawu road were on Friday put before the Asokwa District Court. Abdulai Musah, Osmanu Issaka, Mohammed Issaka, Issah Jawo, Alhaji Ali Issah, Suleiman Adams and Aliu Amadu are facing provisional charges of conspiracy and murder. Their pleas were not taken and they were ordered to be ...

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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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