Soldiers prevent Ivory Coast Fulanis from entering Ghana
Personnel from the Ghana Armed Forces have barricaded the Ghana-Mandari border in the Northern region preventing over a hundred Fulani herdsmen and their families who are escaping violence from local farmers around Bounna in Ivory Coast.
The armed military have taken over portions of the Black Volta River and the Mandari Nsunua community in the Bole district.
Information gathered by Starr News indicate that there is currently a raging conflict between local farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the Ivorian community resulting in a spillage.
Sources in the Ivory Coast border town tell Starr News’ Northern regional Correspondent, Eliasu Tanko, that at least 30 cattle have been killed by the angry farmers.
The source added that the locals are evicting the herdsmen over the relentless destruction of their farms by the fulanis
Confirming the incident to Starr News, the Bole district police commander ASP Eric Awiadem said “We share boundary with Bounna, the Ivorian side and there is a conflict between the Fulani men and the people; and the Fulani men are running to our area so they came in case there would be a spillover but at the moment the situation is under control”
This is the second time within a month armed military personnel have belligerently stormed the district.
Just a week ago military forces reportedly invaded a Ghanaian border community in the district Dollar Power town, and raided homes of residents
The military were said to be searching for an armed gang hiding in the area believed to have attacked the district security council killing one soldier.