REGSEC launches ‘Operation Cow-leg’ in Eastern Region

The security men for the operation  cow leg.The Eastern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has launched ‘Operation deployed cow-leg’ under which 104 security personnel and six officers have been to selected communities in the Fanteakwa, Kwahu East, Afram Plains North and Afram Plains South districts, to deal with the illegal activities of Fulani herdsmen.

The security taskforce, drawn from the Ghana Armed Force, the Police Service, the Ghana Immigration Service and the Burean of National Investigation (BNI) is mandated to flush out Fulani herdsmen engaged in criminal activities to promote peace in these areas.

The activities of the Fulani herdsmen in Dwerebease, Begoro, Tease and Donkorkrom, which resulted in mayhem against farmers, led to the formation of the operation “cow-leg” task force by the REGSEC to protect the rights of individuals.

Addressing a durbar at Dwerebease, in the Kwahu East District prior to the deployment of the team, the Regional Minister, Mr Antwi Boasiako Sekyere was hopeful that the exercise would ensure peace, law and order in these communities.

He stressed that the operation (Cow-leg) was to ensure that the rights of the individuals in the communities were not infringed upon and also normal activities not disrupted.

Mr. Boasiako-Sekyere recalled a stakeholders meeting the REGSEC held, sometime ago, with the Fulani herdsmen, the chiefs and farmers in the affected communities to find a lasting solution to the issue and regretted the shooting and killing of the representative of the Fulanis by an unknown person later.

He asked members of the taskforce to carry out its operation without any favouritism to any side and also to ensure that farms, water bodies as well as lives were protected.

He urged the taskforce to flush out any “bad Fulani herdsmen” who might cause mayhem by attacking, killing or raping women from the area.

The regional minister also urged the community members to assist the security personnel with the necessary and reliable information and also to be law-abiding so as to promote peace in the area.

For his part, the Eastern Regional Deputy Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ACP) James Abass Abaa, assured the chiefs and people that the security personnel would execute the exercise professionally without any security lapses.

From David Kodjo, Dwerebease

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