3 Fulanis Killed In Afram Plains

Three persons believed to be of Fulani extraction have been confirmed dead following two separate attacks by local tribesmen at Salamey Kofe near Atiase and Amedzorfe Kofe in the Afram Plains in the Eastern Region.

The lifeless bodies of the three have been deposited at the morgue of the Presbyterian Hospital at Donkorkrom awaiting autopsy.

No arrest has been made yet as suspects are on the run.

The deceased are Alhaji Mahamadu Ali, 60, his nine-year-old child and one other whose name was given as Alhaji Makamba, 55.

The two incidents, according to the police, happened concomitantly on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at about 5:30am.

In the incident involving father and child, the police said Alhaji Mahamadu Ali was in his house with seven of his children when some gunmen attacked and shot them in the forecourt of his house.

Alhaji and the youngest of his children died instantly. The six others sustained various degrees of injuries and are currently on admission at the Presbyterian Hospital.

Alhaji Makamba, at the same time, was also attacked and shot in the chest whilst his two houses were torched, resulting in four neighbours sustaining injuries in their attempt to extinguish the fire.

An unregistered motorbike belonging to the deceased was taken away by his attackers.

ASP Nketia-Yeboah
According to the regional police Public Affairs Director, ASP Yaw Nketia-Yeboah, who confirmed the incident to DAILY GUIDE, all ten injured persons are recuperating at the Presbyterian Hospital at Donkorkrom.

He appealed for calm in the troubled communities and called for public assistance in the apprehension of the suspects who committed the gory acts.

As at the time of filing this report, the Regional Minister, Antwi Boasiako Sekyere, who doubles as leader of the Regional Security Council (RESEC), the regional police commander, DCOP Akuribah Yaagy, and a host of others including reinforcement team from the Formed Police Unit, Accra were touring the crime scenes to ascertain the extent of damage and restore calm to the area.

There have been confrontations between Fulanis and local people in the Donkorkrom area but according to police, the conflicts usually do not extend to these communities. However, police are not ruling out the conflicts in the other areas as being the remote cause of these two attacks.

Investigations are still ongoing.
From Rocklyn Antonio, Koforidua

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