The Chief of Army Staff Major General Poku Adusei has assured the armed forces will do all within their powers to flush out Fulanis from the Agogo area.
According to him, the military will stand by the regional Security Council’s decision to move the nomads from the community in order to instill peace and tranquility.
The nomads have been at loggerheads with the locals following the killing of over three people recently in the area. There is an uneasy calm in Agogo following the latest development.
The outgoing Ashanti regional minister and chairman of REGSEC Peter Anarfi-Mensah has assured the people of Agogo and its environs that the security is on red alert to restore calm.
“The regional security is using this medium to assure residents, farmers and herdsmen of Agogo and its environs of their maximum protection and appeal to them to cooperate with the regional Security Council to achieve lasting peace in Agogo and its environs,” Anerfi said at a press conference on Wednesday.
Addressing chiefs and people of Agogo Wednesday, the CAS who is on a visit with the IGP to area said the security agencies will need the help of the residents to succeed in the operation.
“I assure you that we are fully in support of the decision that has been taken by the regional Security Council. We will do everything possible to ensure that they succeed with measures that have been put in place to resolve the matter. But we are urging you to support the government in this direction. It is sad that these things are happening but they have already happened, We wish that nobody died but we can’t change things now.
“So far, we have brought in a number of security officials to start the operation and when I get to Accra, whatever we need to do to resolve this issue permanently; we will. We will try to implement the 2011 court ruling which says the Fulanis who are not from here must be moved out,” he noted.