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REGSEC to meet over killing of Fulanis

The Eastern Regional Security Council will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 31 over the killing of some Fulani herdsmen in Kwahu.

Six people, including three nomadic Fulani herdsmen, have died within four days, following separate gun assaults and reprisal attacks between the herdsmen and residents of some farming communities in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region.

Some unknown Kwahu indigenes attacked and killed three Fulanis last Tuesday, and the herdsmen retaliated by attacking nearby communities, terrorising residents and destroying properties.

Critics in Kwahu have blamed the latest attacks on a recent statement by Member of Parliament (MP) for Abetifi, Bryan Acheampong, asking his constituents to safeguard their lives and properties by standing up against the atrocities of the Fulani herdsmen.

Speaking on this development in an interview with Chife Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM on Monday, October 30 the Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour, who expressed disgust about the killings, noted that: “The REGSEC will be meeting tomorrow to meet all the feuding parties in the issue.

“This Fulani issue has been there for years because the cattle-rearing by the Fulanis has become business.

“Normally, you will realise that the cattle belong to the natives who have employed Fulanis as caretakers and so if you want to be targeting the Fulanis alone, you wouldn’t make any headway.”

Source: Class FM

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