E/R: 5 Fulani, 3 locals die in clashes

Some five Fulani herdsmen and three locals in Dwibease and Wheewhee communities in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region, have died following clashes there.

Scores of residents have fled the area for safety to nearby villages.

The Public Affairs Director of the Eastern Regional Police Command ASP Ebenezer Tetteh disclosed that: “So far, eight bodies have been retrieved from farms at Dwebease and Wheewhee and deposited at the Atibie Government Hospital, and this is as a result of separate reprisal attacks between Fulani herdsmen and the local residents.”

He said the deaths “normally occur at night in the farms and the bodies are spotted in the daytime,” adding that “reasons for the killings are yet to be known, but with the history between Fulani and residents in Kwahu, it can be linked to the destruction of farmlands by cattle.”

Meanwhile the Director-General of Police, Operations, George Dampare, has visited the areas in the company of Regional Commander DCOP Samuel Afeku “to assess the situation on the ground.”

Source: Ghana/

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