Photos: Queenmother's house burnt as farmer-herdsmen conflict rages in E/R

Photos: Queenmother's house burnt as farmer-herdsmen conflict rages in E/R
Source: Ghana | Adomonline.com
Date: 30-11-2017 Time: 12:11:09:pm

Four houses at Mpaemu a small village near Hweehwee in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region have been burnt allegedly by some nomadic herdsmen.

The victims include a 78-year-old queen mother of Mpaemu, Maame Yaa Kissiwaa Chief, Nelson Ansong popularly know as Alhaji Ansong, the Unit Committee Chairman a member of the committee in the area.

Properties stolen and destroyed include farm produce, drinks, furniture, among other household appliances.

Assemblyman of Hweehwee, Solomon Aboagye confirmed this on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem Thursday.

This comes after authorities struggle to end clashes between residents and the nomadic herdsmen known in local parlance as Fulani herdsmen.

The Mpaemu Community has been a ghost town since the reprisal attacks between the nomadic herdsmen and the Hweehwee community. Residents have been seeking asylum in other communities as a result of the situation.

Yaa Kissiwa says, her livelihood has been wiped by the nomadic herdsmen and can no longer afford even a breakfast.

Most of the people in the area fled their homes following recent attacks that led to the death of 10 people.

Basic schools in the area have since the incident about a month ago, closed down as teachers fled for fear of their lives.

After police intervention caused some residents to return home, the herdsmen have reportedly stocked the fire again, this time targeting the rulers in the village.

The Assemblyman said the situation has caused fear and panic in the area after police assured residents of their safety and security.

Mr. Aboagye said both the chief and queen mother are seeking refuge at a World Vision facility at Hweehwee, while their subjects are at Nkawkaw and Abetifi.

He appealed to authorities to as a matter of urgency act on the matter to avoid a reprisal attack.

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