Suspected nomadic herdsmen on Saturday dusk attacked and killed a 47year old farmer, Fuseini Samale at Bolga Nkwanta, a farming community in the Atebubu/Amantin district in the Brong Ahafo region, XYZ News has learnt.
The farmer is said to have gone to guard his Yam farm in the community from cattle destruction which they have been battling in the area for quite long.
Wife of the deceased, Amina Samale, said his husband went with his younger son to the farm where they got attacked by the herdsmen.
“Upon information that my son was alone on the footpath to the farm made us go there to see what had happened,” she said.
She noted the herdsmen and their cattle destroyed barns belonging to farmers in the previous crop season amidst threats of death from them.
Tension is brewing at Numoasi and Bolga Nkwanta, the area where the incident took place, as the farmers have vowed to device every possible means to get the herdsmen out of the area.
“What these herdsmen are doing in this area is very disgusting. They have been threatening us all these years. We can farm and feed their cattle with our farm produce. we don’t want to see any Fulani herdsman in our community,” one of the aggrieved farmers told journalists.
The other angry town folks who spoke to XYZ News cautioned the herdsmen to leave because the youth in the area had planned of sacking them from the area.
“We’ll get them out of here. we’ll kill any of them that dares us,” they warned in unison.
Meanwhile, The Atebubu/Amantin Police Commander DSP Mr. Edward Konyer, who spoke to XYZ News’ Corners Dede Bedele stated there was no traces of gun shot on the lifeless body that was retrieved.
“We have not made any arrest yet, but the issue is that nobody was shot. The initial information we had was that somebody was shot but nobody was shot. We picked a dead body at the road side not in the bush,” DSP Konyer disclosed.
He said the body is at the Mampong General Hospital awaiting autopsy while the police continue with their investigation.