Fulani herdsmen nearly lynched by farmers

Two Fulani herdsmen were nearly lynched by an angry mob in a clash with local farmers at Hweehwee in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region, on Tuesday.

The herdsmen, Fuseini Adama, 32, and Sadibe Adama, 38, were said to have been allegedly beaten by the angry mob whilst returning from the bush.

However, the timely intervention of the police who were patrolling the area saved the lives of the Fulani herdsmen.

They were later asked to seek for medical attention at the Holy Family Hospital at Nkawkaw and report back to the station to assist in further investigations.

The incident occurred after the Eastern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) visited the area to interact with the people, farmers, chiefs and the leadership of the Fulanis, to find solutions to clashes in the area.

The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ebenezer Tetteh, confirmed the incident to the Ghanaian Times.

He said the patrol team which was returning from Sempoa area, reported that on reaching Hweehwe, members met about 300 angry youth, who attempted to lynch the Fulani herdsmen.

ASP Tetteh said that the police had a tough time dealing with the angry mob, adding that the police were doing their best to maintain peace, law and order.

He advised the youth in the area to desist from taking the law into their hands.

FROM AMA TEKYIWAA AMPADU-NYARKO, KOFORIDUA

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