General News of Saturday, 20 January 2018
The leadership of the Fulani Community in Ghana has called for compensation for some of their compatriots who they claim have lost more than 1,500 cattle.
The group has estimated the cattle which were caught in the line of fire since December last year to be about GH¢6 million.
Sheikh Osuman Bari made the claim on behalf of the group at a press conference in Accra, Friday.
He called on President Akufo-Addo to halt, with immediate effect what he described as ongoing hostilities against the ethnic group.
The security task force dubbed Operation Cow-leg team has been tasked to flush out nomadic herdsmen in Agogo in the Brong Ahafo Region and other farming communities.
In the past few days, the team has strengthened its efforts to stop the destruction of farmlands by cattle led herdsmen to graze on the land.
But there was fresh trouble in Agogo after two soldiers and a police officer were allegedly shot two weeks ago by the herdsmen.
The residents have in the past asked for soldiers to be used in pushing out the nomadic herdsmen because the police lack the weapons and training to address the crisis.
But the presence of the soldiers who are part of a police taskforce did not deter nomads until last week when they were flushed out.