Angry residents of Hweehwee in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern region Wednesday afternoon clashed with the Police demanding that alleged notorious Fulani herdsman is handed over to them.
The Police were reportedly escorting the Fulani herdsman who was in the Police vehicle to an unknown destination which infuriated the residents to block the road and cause mayhem in an attempt to forcibly whisk away the Fulani herdsman from the Police vehicle.
Starr News Eastern Regional Correspondent, Kojo Ansah reports that, the residents numbering more than 500 mounted road blocks and surrounded the Police Vehicle trying to get the Fulani herdsman out from the Vehicle.
It took a Police re-enforcement team from Abetifi to maintain order despite the chaotic and violent scene intensifying.
Some of the angry residents told Starr News that the Police has failed to honour an agreement to provide escort to school pupils, a situation which has forced most children to stay at home but rather providing security escort to a notorious Fulani herdsman wanted by the community.
“We will not allow the Police officers to take the Fulani man to where they are going. The town people have blocked the way, there are about 30 police officers here as we speak,” a resident said.
Clashes between residents and Fulani Herdsmen have led to the death of more than 10 people while several others have been injured.
Also several homes have been torched, schools and hospitals were shut down as teachers and nurses fled the communities.
85 Police personnel have since been dispatched to the communities to maintain law and order.