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Opinions Sun, 7 Nov 2010

Terrorizing By The Fulani

The Fulani are pastoral and nomadic people of western Africa; they are

traditionally cattle herders of Muslim faith usually sub-Saharan regions mostly

from Senegal to Chad. The Fulani’s presence in the country is causing more harms

than good to the citizens.

These expatriates are located in the grassland and other areas of the country

that are good and conducive for the rearing of their herds. Though allowing them

to the country enhances the country’s international relation with other

countries, these Fulani are causing a lot of problems and making life

uncomfortable for the native of the place they find themselves. Most of the

Fulani usually destroy the corps of the native farmers and nothing is done to

them.

Again these Fulani even go the extent of killing the native of the town any time

they (native) try to confront them on some unusual cases. When these Fulani

commit such offenses they go scot-free without any punishment and sometimes the

police rather turn to the citizens of the country instead of protecting the

citizens. Such offences by the Fulani occurred in the greater Accra region of

the country in a village called Malejor and up to now the police have done

nothing about it.

Another evil work of the Fulani is the contaminating of water of most rural

areas with their herds, and because of what the natives knows the Fulani can do

they do not complain and live in the uncomfortable condition. The most furious

thing is that the police allow them to live at their comfort.

Most of the Fulani in the country have turn to committing various social devices

such as arm robbery and tricking the innocent and also engaging in internet

fraud. The government must ensure that the Fulani are brought under control and

not to protect the name of the country and forgetting the protection of the

citizens from expatriates like the Fulani.

Alfred Lamptey

Knust

Alfredlamptey88@yahoo.com

Columnist: Lamptey, Alfred