The Asante-Akim North Municipal Security Committee (MUSEC) is urging immediate deployment of soldiers to the Agogo portion of the Afram Plains to avert looming bloody confrontation between cattle herders and the farmers. This comes amid heightened tension over the horrifying murder of a 15-year old boy at Nhyiaeso near Ananekrom, by suspected cattle herders.
Nomadic Fulani herdsmen at Drobonso in the Sekyere Afram Plains District are mad at the alleged killing of about 30 of their cattle and things can snowball into bloody clashes. Tension clouds are gathering, and a nasty confrontation – a ticking bomb is waiting to go off. The herdsmen have been thrown out of the Agogo portion of the Afram Plains with their cattle, where these heavily armed nomads turned themselves literally into landlords and made life miserable for farmers, but from time to time, they would stray into off-limit areas to graze their cattle on food crop farms and when this happens, their animals are shot and killed.
Three peesons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have been arrested at Nhyiaeso in Asante Akyem North District, Ashanti Region over the death of a teenage boy. The deceased boy, identified as David Anariya was butchered by some people on Monday, January 22, 2022, over reasons yet to be uncovered by the Police.
The Asante-Akim North District Chief Executive (DCE), Francis Oti Boateng, has been talking tough, vows to flush out nomadic Fulani herdsmen and their cattle from their lands. “In this era, you cannot say, you are rearing animals on free range.
As part of measures in curbing the increasing insecurity in the area such as illegal activities of nomadic Fulani herdsmen and other heinous crimes, the government plans to build a military base in Asante Akim North District capital, Agogo in the Ashanti Region. “There have been a number of consultations and engagements with the chiefs and the government to get the military base sited in the area”, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asante Akim North, Hon. Francis Oti Boateng revealed in an intervie