Nsuta Atonsu residents protest against fulani herdsmen, illegal sales of lands

Residents of Nsuta Atonsu in the Sekyere Central District of Ashanti region have raised red flags over the looming danger between them and cattle owners amid illegal sale of their lands.

Mr. Kwaku Asare, aka Abronye, the leader of the protesters who briefed the media after the protest on the principal streets of the town, stated that the invasion of cattle in the area has resulted in the destruction of their farm produce, which is a cause of worry and disturbing.

According to him, the cattle are competing with the residents for drinking water and destroying their foodstuffs.

He said the conduct of the Fulani herdsmen posed a great threat to their mothers and wives, who mostly suffer humiliation in the hands of these herdsmen.

Mr. Asare also disclosed that, the herdsmen burn their cocoa farms in the process of searching for game.

The leader also raised concerns about the encroachment of their lands by some individuals who pride themselves as custodians of the lands and thus sell the lands without restraint.

The youth leader called on the Asanteman Council and Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene to intervene to prevent any future disturbances in the area for the sake of peace and stability.

He urged the member of parliament, the district assembly, the police and other stakeholders to intervene by ensuring that, the owners of the cattle sent them out of the community.

They also want the self-acclaimed chief to be stopped selling their lands to ensure lasting peace and co-existence in the area.

He said the residents would advise the themselves if their demands are not met.


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