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Opinion: Fulani Herdsmen Will Return In Season Despite Climate Change

I have some piece of good and bad news. The good news is that, the “Fulanis are gone”, and the ‘not so good’ news is that, they shall return perhaps with more trouble! The headlines for the past few months have been dominated by the standoff between Nomadic Herdsmen and sedentary crop farmers in some villages across the country. A few months ago, residents of Agogo and nearby communities in the Ashanti Region, and Afram Plains in the Eastern Region, accused nomadic Fulani herdsmen of committing atrocities, and made endless calls for government to flush them out of the country. However not much has been heard about it. In a conversation with the President of the Kwahu Traditional Council of Chiefs, Nana Acheamfour Aseidu Agyemang, he explained that with the onset of the rains, the Fulani herdsmen have withdrawn into the hinterlands. He however lamented that, they will return during the dry season as has been the ritual over the years.

Jeremy Weate

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