A 28 year old man, identified as Yaw Ketewa has been gunned down at Kwahu-Dwerebease in the Eastern Region in what the locals suspect to be renewed attack on the community by armed wielding Fulani Herdsmen.
The incident occurred Thursday evening at around 8:30pm when the deceased was returning on a motorbike from Onyemso where he alighted a passengers.
The deceased was ambushed and shot twice by his assailant at the outskirt of the Dwerebease community near the Teachers Quarters.
Residents who heard the gunshots and a shout for help rushed to the scene where the deceased was seen in a pool of blood and was immediately rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead on arrival. The assailant has not been arrested.
The Assembly member for Dwerebease -Onyemso Electoral Area, Umar Abdul Raman told Ultimate News’ Eastern Regional Correspondent Kojo Ansah that, the incident occurred close to the teachers quarters at the outskirt of the community but the teachers were afraid to come out due to the gunshots.
He said the Fulani herdsmen who have been terrorizing residents in the area for years are the principal suspects.
He said, the incident suggest a renewed attack on the community members by Fulani herdsmen in the area creating fear among teachers and Nurses in the community which may compel them to desert the community again.
Dwerebease is notorious for Fulani menace
Clashes between residents and Fulani Herdsmen traced back to almost a decade which lives have been loss, injuries recorded and properties destroyed.
Just last week, the Fulani herdsmen reportedly attacked a nurse at the Dwerebease CHPs compound and attempted to abscond with a motorbike belonging to the facility but was later retrieved from the bush.
The deceased left behind a pregnant Wife and two children.