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At least two more people have been killed in a latest shooting at Asante-Akyem Agogo in the Ashanti Region, with fingers being pointed at Fulani herdsmen.

The latest atrocity, which took place last Friday, has given cause to the local people to believe that they have been marked for extermination by the nomadic Fulani herdsmen.

The situation has therefore, sparked apprehension among the people amidst heightening tension, while the youth are thinking of defending themselves against aggressions and unlawful killings by the herdsmen.

There was gunfire in the bush in the Agogo community of Abrewanko near Nyamebekyere, around 4:30 pm, resulting in the death of Mustapha Ibrahim, 32 and Haruna, 20 years, believed to be Sissala, a resident hinted DAILY GUIDE.

It comes weeks after the killing of two of the inhabitants by the Fulanis in a renewed clash that erupted between them (herdsmen) and local farmers in the area.

David Atiah, 25 and another per­son were said to have been shot dead at close range by a Fulani herdsman following brief exchanges.

David Atiah was reportedly work­ing in his groundnut farm in the afternoon when he was allegedly shot by the Fulani who was keeping a herd of cattle.

The Fulani herdsman was also pur­portedly shot in the thigh by a native of Agogo in retaliation, but he survived the attack and was responding to treatment.

Before that incident, 30-year-old Akwasi Badu had been shot to death at close range on his farm by Aliu Baba, after the victim protested against grazing on his farm by cattle that were being tended by the teenager.

In the latest shooting incident, Mustapha was purportedly attacked and killed while working on his farm by a suspected Fulani for what a witness speculated to be a reprisal attack by the herdsmen to avenge the killing of their cattle.

He was found in a pool of blood with his body riddled with bullets.

His younger colleague, Haruna on the other hand, was found shot dead by members of the Abrewanko community while they were combing the bush for the suspects, an anonymous resident told DAILY GUIDE.

ASP Yusif Mohammed Tanko, Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, who confirmed the incident, told DAILY GUIDE the bodies of the deceased persons had since been deposited at the district’s Government Hospital.

He said the police had no evidence to relate the crime to the Fulani herdsmen as the case was still under investigation.

Paul Kinsley Aruweh Averu, the District Chief Executive for Agogo, also corroborated the dastardly act, but said the incident was an isolated case.

According to him, the deployment of security personnel to the area had subdued upheavals as the cattle of the nomadic herdsmen had been driven away from the communities where they were causing destruction to farms.
Source: Daily Guide

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