Eviction of Fulanis from Agogo will bring relief to farmers – Police

The police in Agogo have conceded that the eviction of Fulani herdsmen in Agogo in the Ashanti Region will bring relief to farmers and residents of the area.

The police claim over the years, they have received numerous complaints from farmers about the destruction of their farms by cattle belonging to the Fulani herdsmen.

The Ashanti Regional Security Council has announced the reintroduction of the “Operation cow leg” in a renewed effort to evict Fulani herdsmen and their cattle from Agogo.

Residents of Agogo have in the past demanded the eviction of Fulani herdsmen from the area citing their alleged destruction of their farms and other assault claims.

The Fulani herdsmen over the years have been accused of rape, murder and thievery.

But speaking to Citi News the Agogo Police Commander ASP George Amponsah said the ejection of the herdsmen will bring joy to the farmers saying the “farmers have been aggrieved for long.”

“They are not happy about what is going on. As you know, the situation has been outstanding for a very long time. Their wish is that the Fulani men will leave them alone so that they can leave here in peace,” ASP Amponsah said.

He intimated that the Agogo people are afraid of the Fulanis because of the dangerous weapons and machetes they wield.

source : citifmonline.com