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Irate youth at KpareKpare clash with herders, destroy property

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Some enraged youngsters have chased away nomadic herders who fled Adaklu in the Volta Region to seek safety in KpareKpare, an agricultural village in the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region.

The youth also set fire to the homes of several herders who had resided in the KpareKpare Electoral Area for many years in order to provide a space for their countrymen to lodge.

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Mr. Samuel Winful, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), and his officers were returning to Accra from a mission in the Oti Region when they came across the melee and intervened to calm emotions.

To prevent the attacks from escalating, reinforcements from the municipal capital took the migrants to the Police Divisional Headquarters.

According to sources, some livestock were released loose, fleeing to safer regions under no one’s supervision, while indigenous who had their cows with those herders were calculating their losses.

On behalf of the Fulani herders, Mr. Abdul Rahman Hallow, Deputy National Youth Leader of Tabitha Pulaaku International, a non-governmental organization, expressed concern about the constant attacks on the herders as they carried out their normal activities in the area, and called on security agencies to come to their aid.

Mr. Bernard Aborkugya Mensah, Chief Executive of Krachi East Municipality, Mr. Mohammed Tanko, Divisional Police Commander of the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB), and several police officials visited the location and acknowledged witnessing the burnt houses and livestock corpses.

 

 

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