The outgoing Ashanti Regional Minister, Peter Anarfi Mensah, has promised to expel Fulani herdsmen from the Asante Akyem North Constituency in the region.
Addressing the media in Kumasi on Wednesday morning, he also indicated that the Ashanti Regional Security Council will deploy more armed security men to ensure that the herdsmen do not return to the area.
[contextly_sidebar id=”1xL96JqwG6ITtCikpS7oSmssRXBwpd1T”]The Member of Parliament for the constituency, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang, has been championing the campaign the eviction of the herdsmen, who have been accused of carrying out violent crimes in the area.
Three years ago, a Kumasi High Court ordered the Ashanti Region Security Council to flush out all cattle and Fulanis in some specific areas of the district.
Following the order, the regional security committee set up an 11-member committee to implement the order, but the committee has failed to carry out the order.
The confusion between the locals and the herdsmen was revived again following a recent attack on the Fulanis by the locals that left one Fulani dead.
The latest reports from the area says two locals have been shot dead following renewed clashes between Fulani herdsmen and local farmers. The deceased persons yet to be identified are believed to have been shot at close range, by the Fulani herdsmen.
The latest incident follows the murder of at Agogo. Following the latest incident, the Ashanti Regional Security Council, has deployed military personnel to the area to quell further upheavals.
The MP for the area Kwadwo Agyemang, has been accused of inciting the irate youth to carry out that particular attack.
The residents with the support of their MP recently held a demonstration during which they gave the traditional council in Agogo an ultimatum to help them expel the Fulanis or face their wrath.
Security has been beefed up in the area to avoid an escalation of the situation.
By: Marian Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana