Residents in some communities in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern region are living in fear following the brutal killing of some indigenes in the area by nomadic herdsmen popularly known as Fulanis.
The situation has led to hundreds of residents fleeing from the town to nearby villages to stay with family and friends for the fear of being caught up in the attacks.
Assembly member for Hweehwee electoral area in the Kwahu East District, Solomon Aboagye disclosed this on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem Monday.
He revealed that, nine persons have been reported dead; four natives and five Fulanis following separate reprisal attacks between Fulani herdsmen and some community members at Dwibease and Hweehwee communities, both in the Kwahu East district.
Mr. Aboagye noted that, the people are farmers and are still at the mercy of attacks because “when they go to the bush that is where the fear is… the police cannot go to individual farms [to protect them].”
The Hweehwee assembly man said the deaths normally occur at night in the farms and the bodies are spotted in the daytime.
Mr. Aboagye revealed how some indegenes are still in police custody for standing up for their rights.
“A young man who fought the Fulanis is still in police custody for the past three years so most of us are afraid to retaliate” he stressed.
Meanwhile, the bodies of the dead have been deposited at the Kwahu Government Hospital’s mortuary at Atibie awaiting an autopsy.