The Ashanti Regional Police Commander COP Ken Yeboah has stated that no arrest has been made yet in connection to the shooting of three soldiers and a policeman by Normads at Asante Akyem Agogo in the region.
He indicated that they have launched a manhunt to arrest the Fulani herdsmen who committed the act.
There was a gun battle between the Normads and the security personnel resulting in the injuries when the operation cowleg taskforce comprising military men and policemen stormed the farms to evict the Fulani herdsmen who were destroying the farmlands of indigenes.
Speaking on Ultimate Breakfast Show hosted by Lantam Papanko, he said security has been beefed up in the area, saying tension has been calmed.
He indicated that they will visit the area this morning to allay the fears of the farmers and other indigenes.
‘With regards to the arrests, not yet, yesterday (Tuesday) we went there (Agogo) but the Fulani herdsmen have left the place. So we have not made any arrests yet. This morning, the Regional Security Coordinating Council (REGSEC) will take a decision to move to the place to assess the situation and talk to some stakeholders. The security situation is calm now,’ he said.
COP Ken Yeboah assured that they are working around the clock to ensure that the Fulani menace is curbed in the area.
There were reports that the residents were living in fear after the shooting and the District Chief Executive Officer for the area Oti Boateng warned the farmers not to go to their farms for a period of one week but the Regional Commander said he was not privy to that directive.
Commenting on the Agogo District Police Commander ASP Samuel Azago who was transferred, COP Ken Yeboah explained that transfers of personnel is part of their job.
He indicated that there was bad blood between the the DCE and the District Police Commander saying the DCE accused the District Commander of compromising his job with regards to the Fulani menace.
‘There was an unhealthy development between the DCE and the district commander, the two said they couldn’t work together so there was the need to transfer him, so that peace will prevail in Agogo,’ he said.