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Ashanti Region Police Commander, DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye says he has driven more cattle from Agogo stool lands than any other police commander has done in the region.

‘Commander One’ as Kofi Boakye is known, speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Monday said he and his men have succeeded in convincing various cattle owners to take away their cattle from the land after the launch of ‘Operation Cow Leg’ .

Cattle owners who have taken away their animals from Agogo stool lands include football administrator, Alhaji Karim Grunsah.

“We have never driven out cattle from Agogo lands like we have done this time. Those who have stayed on the land for 15 to 20 years have all been driven out of the Agogo lands…,” he said.

The Agogo Fulani menace became a national issue during the first quarter of 2016 following clashes between natives of Agogo and Fulani herdsmen.

The youth, Chiefs and several opinion leaders in the Agogo township and abroad staged various demonstrations and presented petitions to demand the removal of the cattle from Agogo lands.

The increasing tension in the Asante Akyem area led to the security agencies launching ‘Operation Cow Leg’ in January 2016 which aimed at helping drive out cattle from Agogo stool lands.

Five months after the launch of the operation, the Police Commander said he and his team have driven majority of the cattle from Agogo.

According to DCOP Kofi Boakye, the programme has been so succesful that the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asante Akyem North has demanded that the security personnel stationed at Agogo be removed because their presence is no longer needed. 

"As I speak, the DCE for the area is demanding that there is calm in the area so we should take away the Police personnel and military men stationed at the location because the place is calm…,” he said.

‘Commander One’ said he would score himself 70% for executing a yeoman’s job in Agogo.

“We are currently going to hold talks with the youth and opinion leaders to find a means of preventing the herdsmen from returning next year,” he said.
Source: Adomonline

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