Pay us for killing our cattle – Fulani
The Fulani Association of Ghana has appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo to ensure that individuals whose cattle have been shot and killed by personnel of Operation Cow Leg, are adequately compensated.
Addressing a press conference in Accra on Friday, 19 January, Chairman of the Association, Professor Sheikh Osman Baro appealed to the president to intervene in the manner in which the joint military and police task force at Agogo in the Ashanti Region, is indiscriminately killing cattle being herded by the Fulani.
“We equally wish to appeal to His Excellency to ensure that adequate compensations are paid to the innocent victimised Fulani families who have lost their cattle during the said joint operation and other atrocities,” Prof Baro said.
He also wants the president to, as a matter of urgency, order a stop to what in his view, are unwarranted atrocities meted to the Fulani in the country.
His call follows recent unrest in Agogo which led to the shooting of three soldiers and a police officer by some Fulani herdsmen.
But the Fulani Association, while condemning the unrest, insists that the shoot-to-kill strategy should be stopped and the affected families compensated.
He also called on the General Secretary of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to intervene in the plight of the Fulani in Ghana, indicating that the hostilities meted to them is unacceptable.
Prof Baro called for collaboration in decision-making on issues that concern the Fulani in the country and suggested dialogue towards resolving the issues of nomadic herdsmen in Agogo.