An association of Fulanis in the country has reportedly warned that its members may be forced to defend themselves against targeted murders if the security agencies do not step up to defend them.
Tabital Pulkaaku, the Association, reportedly says it is losing faith in the security agencies as attacks and murders of Fulanis increases.
“Our rights have been trampled upon, we are being killed. From August 2019 to February 2020, they killed about 26 Fulanis and nobody has been apprehended or prosecuted and that is very bad. We are appealing to the security agencies to beef up security amongst us and know that, the Fulanis and their cattle also have the right to live in Ghana,” Yakubu Musah Barry National Secretary of the Association told Accra based Citi FM.
In an interview that he granted in Tongo in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region during the celebration of Tengmaalug Laong, Mr. Barry reportedly said that between August 2019 and February 2020, at least 26 Fulanis have been killed5 but security agencies have done nothing about it.
Bemoaning the nonchalance of the security agencies, he warned that if investigations are not launched into the killings and the perpetrators brought to book, Fulanis will have no choice but to defend themselves.
According to him the targeted murders are worst in regions close to the southern part of Ghana.
“We are most grateful that the Upper East Region has peaceful coexistence with the Fulani’s but in the others regions like Northern, North East, Savanna, Bono-East and Eastern Regions, we are facing much security problems, especially with the herdsmen. Not even destroying farms but without provocation, they attack us, kill our animals and kill the herdsman. That is pure criminal.”