The Asante Akyem North District Security Committee has advised inhabitants in the Afram Plains portion of the district to stay away from their farms, at least in the next seven days, for their safety and security.
This is to protect them against any aggression by nomadic herdsmen, who appear to be on rampage, in which some of them allegedly laid ambush and attacked personnel of ‘Operation Cow Leg’, a security operation to flush out cattle and their managers from the district.
The chairman of the DISEC and District Chief Executive for the area, Francis Oti Boateng, who gave the advice in an interview at Asante Akyem Agogo, stressed that the security operation has not, and will not be, truncated as a result of last Monday’s gun attack by the Fulani herdsmen at Serebuorkrom, one of the communities under siege by the nomads.
Meanwhile, residents of Agogo, capital of the Asante Akyem North District, have expressed fear for their lives and farms following the attack by the herdsmen on members of ‘Operation Cow Leg’.
The residents have, therefore, appealed to the state to support the operation to ensure that the menace being caused to both humans and crop farms by the cattle and their herdsmen is effectively brought to an end.
Meanwhile, documents available to show that there are currently about 33,000 cattle, owned by 49 individuals, are presently being kept at different communities within the Asante Akyem North District.
Adwoa Okyere DARKO || The Finder, Kumasi