Angry Farmers in the Fanteakwa North District of the Eastern Region on Friday, February, 08, 2019 attacked Fulani herdsmen killing their cattle in protest against the troubles caused by the herders in the enclave.
The farmers accused the herders of destroying their crops,polluting their river bodies and unleashing terror on their women with threats of rape.
The herdsmen have also been accused of setting fire into the forest reserve ,destroyed about 210 hectares of trees planted by the Forestry Commission and Youth in Afforestation under NABCO.
The farmers drawn from communities such as Besibuom, Ahomamu, Adantem, Kwaku Botwe ,Asiato and Akukurutu invaded the bush and forest reserve where the herders were camped and divided themselves into groups after an hour of trekking into the bush amid chants of war songs
Armed local farmers enroute into the bush
Three of the Herdsmen were arrested while others managed to escape with their cattle into the deep forest.
Some of the cattle belonging to the herders were gunned down and hacked to death.
Dominic Tetteh,Secretary to group of Farmers in the area said their action will continue unabated as the Police has reneged on their responsibility to come to their aid despite numerous complaints.
Meanwhile, the Begoro District Police Commander later dispatched police personnel to the scene after hours of strikes by the local farmers.
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