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Monday, 15 December 2014

Sekyere Afram Plains assembly imposes curfew on Fulani herdsmen

The Sekyere Afram Plains Assembly has imposed a curfew to restrict the
movement of Fulani herdsmen following incidents involving the nomads
that threaten security.

No Fulani herdsman will not be allowed to travel or move in and out of
the Ashanti Region district after 6 p.m.

Members voted unanimously on the issue after two Fulanis attacked a
family of six, killing 43-year old Yaw Balambo, a Dagartiman at Samso
on last Saturday.

The attack also left the deceased's wife who is seven months pregnant
and her four children with multiple machete wounds.

Though one suspect has been arrested, three more are at large.

In a separate incident, a timely intervention by police saved a
suspected Fulani armed robber from being lynched by passengers on
board a Drobonso-bound bus.

District Chief Executive, Donkor Fuseini, who also doubles as chairman
of the District Security Committee (DISEC) is worried security of
residents is not secured once the run-away suspects hover around the
vicinity.

"With the three of the accomplices of the murder case still at large,
in order to protect my citizens, it would be saver for all of us; for
the Fulani herdsmen especially to stop the night activities". Mr
Donkor revealed.

The Drobonso area has in recent times become transit zone for Fulani
herdsmen who are either travelling especially in the night to Nsuta
area in the Sekeyere Central District or Atebubu in the Brong Ahafo
region.

The dusk-to-dawn curfew means no Fulani is allowed to herd cattle at
night or move in the community.

"The DISEC decided that we are putting night activities ban on the
Fulani herdsmen. They are not supposed to travel into or outside the
district after 6 pm." Mr. Donkor Fuseini explained.

He warns those who flout the order will be dealt with according to the law.

Mr. Donkor tells Nhyira FM the assembly is empowering residents to
make citizens' arrest to support police in the area to ensure strict
compliance.

Meanwhile, the assembly has appealed to adjoining districts to help
enforce the ban on movement of Fulanis in the district.



Credit: Myjoyonline

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