Security is on high alert in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region where Fulani herdsmen have allegedly murdered some indigenes.
Member of Parliament for Abetifi, Bryan Acheampong, who said this, assured residents in the Kwahu area that he would ensure that the fulanis are flushed out of the area.
He said a team of Police and military personnel have been deployed to the area to move the fulanis from the communities where they have been terrorising residents.
“So far, we have brought in a number of security officials to start the operation and whatever we need to do to resolve this issue permanently, we will. The security is on red alert to restore calm,” Mr Acheampong said.
According to the Eastern Regional Coordinating Council, 10 lives have recently been lost to the conflict between fulanis and members of the Kwahu community.
Mr Acheampong who is also the Minister of State in charge of National Security said there has been uneasy calm in Kwahu are following the latest development.
“I want to use your medium to assure residents and farmers of Kwahu and its environs of their maximum protection and appeal to them to cooperate with the security to achieve lasting peace in the districts and its environs” he said.
He said the joint security team is currently in the area to to contain the nomadic Fulani by driving them away from that area, and also ensure that they do not return.”
The MP observed that previous governments have tried solving to end the conflict but to no avail but said “I can assure the residents of kwahu that not a single footprint of a cow will be seen in Kwahu henceforth.
“We’ll make sure criminal fulani elements will be ejected from Kwahu. Three days ago, I visited Kwahu Miaso, I can tell u on authority that residents are being terrorised every now and then,” he stated.
He said Fulani herdsmen recently raped a woman her daughter for three hours, describing the incident as “very disheartening to say the least”.
“Now the police and military have taken over the district. It’s either the cattle owners move their cattle to the fodder banks at Afram plains or face the security,” he said.