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General News Tue, 9 Jan 2018

Don’t go to your farms – Asante Akyem Agogo DCE cautions residents

The Asante Akyem Agogo District Chief Executive Officer (DCE) Oti Boateng is cautioning residents not to visit their farms to prevent further clashes with Fulani herdsmen.

His caution comes in the wake of renewed attacks by Fulani herdsmen and residents that has resulted in causalities involving three Military officers and a policeman who were shot by the Normads using pump action gun.

They were treated at the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital.

The security personnel were shot after storming the area to evict the Fulani herdsmen who were feeding their cattle.

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The DCE is however urging residents of Agogo not to visit their farms located in the forest zones to prevent them from attacks as information gathered by the assembly suggests these Fulani herdsmen are well armed hiding in the Forest.

‘They are civilians and they are farmers, they are unarmed so if the Fulani herdsmen were able to fire back at the military and police, how are they going to protect themselves. That is why we are cautioning them not to go to farms today, so that the operation continues today, we have reinforced and re-strategised operation Cowleg, we are giving them one week not to go to the farms so that we clear the land and ensure that the place is safe before they can go to their farms,’ he said.

The DCE, MP, police commander and community elders are currently in a meeting over the issue.

Source: ultimatefmonline.com
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