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Opinions of Sunday, 7 November 2010

Columnist: Lamptey, Alfred

Terrorizing By The Fulani

The Fulani are pastoral and nomadic people of western Africa; they are
traditionally cattle herders of Muslim faith usually sub-Saharan regions mostly
from Senegal to Chad. The Fulani’s presence in the country is causing more harms
than good to the citizens.
These expatriates are located in the grassland and other areas of the country
that are good and conducive for the rearing of their herds. Though allowing them
to the country enhances the country’s international relation with other
countries, these Fulani are causing a lot of problems and making life
uncomfortable for the native of the place they find themselves. Most of the
Fulani usually destroy the corps of the native farmers and nothing is done to
Again these Fulani even go the extent of killing the native of the town any time
they (native) try to confront them on some unusual cases. When these Fulani
commit such offenses they go scot-free without any punishment and sometimes the
police rather turn to the citizens of the country instead of protecting the
citizens. Such offences by the Fulani occurred in the greater Accra region of
the country in a village called Malejor and up to now the police have done
nothing about it.
Another evil work of the Fulani is the contaminating of water of most rural
areas with their herds, and because of what the natives knows the Fulani can do
they do not complain and live in the uncomfortable condition. The most furious
thing is that the police allow them to live at their comfort.

Most of the Fulani in the country have turn to committing various social devices
such as arm robbery and tricking the innocent and also engaging in internet
fraud. The government must ensure that the Fulani are brought under control and
not to protect the name of the country and forgetting the protection of the
citizens from expatriates like the Fulani.
Alfred Lamptey