260 nomadic herdsmen flee clashes in Cote d’Ivoire; seek shelter in Bole


At least 260 nomadic herdsmen fleeing clashes in neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire are seeking shelter in the Northern regional town Bole.

The families of the herdsmen were forced to come to Bole after they clashed with an Ivorian ethnic group, Brifos.

Bole District Police Commander, ASP Eric Awiedem said in an interview that “because the fight is intensive so more are likely to cross over to Ghana.”

He said the District Assembly and NADMO are jointly taking care of the herdsmen who fled to the area for their lives.

He told Joy News’ Manasseh Azure Awuni that an abandoned market has been turned into a temporary camp for the herdsmen.

The District Assembly, he said will also provide food for them while they stay at the camp.

He added that “our main job is to provide security for them and so far we have about 268 of them and the children and women are more than the male adults”.

ASP Eric Awiedem also indicated that one pregnant woman has been safely delivered, but one has unfortunately passed on.

He said the police is doing all it can to get in touch with authorities in Cote d’Ivoire about the development although they are facing some challenges currently.


Source: myjoyonline

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