Thirteen Fulani herdsmen buried at Gushiegu
Tamale, Jan. 17, GNA - The 13 Fulani herdsmen and their families, who were attacked and murdered in cold blood by some unidentified people at Zamashegu in the Gusheigu District of the Northern Region, were on Tuesday buried at the Gushiegu cemetery.
The deceased, who were identified to be Burkinabes, included seven adults and six children, aged between five and seven years, were buried with the consent of the Burkina-Faso Government.
Hundreds of Fulanis, who gathered to pay their last respect to their compatriots, cried uncontrollably as their loved ones were lowered into the grave. It would be recalled that last month, a group of unidentified people went on rampage at Zamashegu and attacked the Fulani herdsmen, killing 13 of them and looting their property.
Alhaji Fuseini Alhassan, District Chief Executive of Gushiegu, in brief remarks before the burial ceremony, expressed his condolence and that of the Government to the bereaved families and assured them of Government’s support to resettle them.
He also assured them of the Government’s determination to protect their lives and properties as long as they obey the laws of the country and conducted their businesses lawfully.
Alhaji Alhassan said Government was determined to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime and bring them to justice.
Mr Augustine Outara Singe, Vice-Counselor of the Republic of Burkina Faso in Ghana advised his people to comport themselves and obey the laws of Ghana and co-exist peaceful with their neighbours.
He said the unfortunate incident would not mar Burkina-Faso’s relationship with Ghana, since Ghana and his country had brotherly ties with one another and shared a lot of things in common.