The Honourable Assemblyman for Hweehwee Electoral Area in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region Mr. Solomon Aboagye has said, although there is calm after military protection since last week, residents still panic over perceived Fulani attacks.
He revealed two lives were lost during the Yuletide whiles about three other persons sustained severe injuries following alleged gunshots by feral Fulani herdsmen.
He continued, Tetteh known as Sakora, a Forty five year old man died at Oboyankyie whiles Mr. Kwasi Ansong, also forty five years of age died at ‘Asumasu Number 1’.
The Assemblyman for Hweehwee Electoral area added that, Okomfo Boatemaa a resident at Asumasu Number 1 who sustained severe injuries has been transferred from the Atibie Government hospital to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital whereas one Kwame Ofosu has been referred to the regional hospital, Koforidua.
According to him, the affected persons were at home when the incident occurred in December last year.
Further information indicates that, about fifteen (15) military men have been deployed to support the police team in the affected areas.
Mr. Aboagye lauded the idea of deploying military personnel to support the security apparatus in the area.
According to him, he is confident security is tight in the area, the reason being that military support to the police team is a step in the right direction.
He maintained the soldiers’ presence were the last option to reduce tension in the area although some police personnel were performing positively.
He expressed appreciation to Kwahu-Hene Daasebre Akuamoah Agyapong II, Hon Member of Parliament for Abetifi Constituency who doubles as Minister of State in charge of National Security Mr. Bryan Acheampong, the Honourable District Chief Executive for Kwahu East Mr. Isaac Agyapong, Kwahu Forum, Kwahu Development Association and other stake holders for their support since the menace took over the place.
Source: Agoo FM News/Ghana