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Why can’t the security agencies contain the Fulani herdsmen menace?

IT APPEARS our security services are losing the fight against the lawless and brutish nomadic herdsmen in the country.

 Though the security apparatus has set up Operation Cow Leg to flush out the nomadic herdsmen who are wrecking havoc at Agogo in the Ashanti Region, Affram Plains in the Eastern Region and other parts of the country, the Fulani herdsmen appear to be defeating the taskforce.

Days ago, five soldiers were shot at Agogo by some cruelest Fulani herdsmen when the soldiers stormed the grazing area where the herdsmen feed their cattle. The soldiers were shot at during an exchange of gunfire with the nomads.

Many Ghanaians reacted angrily at the shooting incident and charged the Police to apprehend all the perpetrators.

While the Police are busy hunting the culprits, another reprehensible incident has occurred at Drobonso in the Sekyere Afram Plains District of the Ashanti Region.

According to media reports, two police officers stationed at Drobonso were yesterday dawn killed by some armed men who blocked the road.

A third victim is said to be receiving treatment at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. The attack is the second in a week after armed herdsmen shot at the five soldiers at Agogo.

The chief of Drobonso, Nana Dwamena Dankwa, according to media reports, suspects nomadic herdsmen were behind the attack.

The inference is that there could be deadly reprisal attacks against the Fulani herdsmen by the residents of the affected areas.

The security forces should, therefore, be on red alert in all flashpoints where the Fulani herdsmen menace is rife.

They must also up their strategies to nip the growing Fulani herdsmen menace in the bud because it is getting out of hand and creating the impressing that the security forces are unable to contain the situation.

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