Top state officials implicated in Fulani menace
As the question of the ownership of cattle managed by Fulani herdsmen, whose activities have brought untold hardship on our farmers rages on, Togbe Agymang II -Chief of Adaklu-Wumenu in the Adaklu District of the Volta region has revealed that these ‘dangerous men’ work for top security officers, as well as high ranking government officials.
According to him, the Fulani herdsmen have openly told them (chiefs and people in the area) that they cannot drive them away from the area because majority of the cattle they (Fulani herdsmen) herd belong to top government officials, such as ministers of state and security officers among others.
He said the nomads also bragged that because they are working for these top government officials and security officers in the country, even if they (chiefs and people in the area) arrest them for any wrong doing, they would eventually be freed.
He pointed out that the chiefs and people can no longer guarantee the safety of Fulani herdsmen in the area, following their violent activities, as well as the wanton destruction of crops leading to increasing tension between them and the youth. The Adaklu-Wumenu Chief has, therefore, appealed to President John Dramani Mahama to as a matter of urgency intervene and ensure that the Fulani herdsmen and their cattle are expelled from the area.
He explained that since top government officials and security officers own these cattle, without the intervention of the President, it would be difficult for a