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General News Fri, 17 Nov 2017

Fulani herdsmen burn down 9 buildings in Kwahu East, hundreds left homeless

At least a hundred people have been left homeless after nomadic herdsmen, popularly known as "Fulani", allegedly burnt down 9 buildings at Asumesu No.2 in the Kwahu East district of the Eastern Region.

The incident reportedly took place on Wednesday amidst efforts to end ongoing clashes between the nomadic herdsmen and residents of the town.

Residents of the community and those other communities were at a meeting Wednesday to find best ways of getting pupils in the area to return to school when the herdsmen allegedly stormed Asumesu No2 to burn down their homes.

Most of the people in the area fled their homes following recent attacks that led to the death of 10 people.

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Basic schools in the area have since the incident about a month ago, closed down as teachers fled for fear of their lives. Female teachers also sought transfers from authorities.

In February this year, seven schools were closed down for months, on the recommendation of the District Security Committee, as a result of sporadic shooting in the communities.

Currently, some residents of Asumesu No2 are seeking refuge at a World Vision facility at Hweehwee, while others are at Nkawkaw and Abetifi.

Meanwhile, the District Chief Executive for the area and the Police have visited Asemesu No2 to assess the situation and see how to help the affected residents.

Source: primenewsghana.com
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