Basic schools in Kwahu East ‘closed’ following clashes between Fulani herdsmen, indigenes

| Updated Nov 02, 2017 at 3:36pm


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Teachers and pupils have deserted basic schools in communities in Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region following deadly clashes between Fulani herdsmen and the indigenes.

At least 8 people have been found dead in the last two weeks.

Even though more police officers have been deployed to the communities, GBC’s Eastern Regional Correspondent, Kwamena Onumah who visited the areas today said, the communities are now ghost towns.

The District Director of Education, Kwesi Boafo told Radio Ghana that officially, no school has been closed.

He however indicated that in view of the insecurity, in the area, it is logical that no teacher or pupil will risk his life going to school.

Meanwhile, Police in Yendi have arrested one suspect in the clashes by Fulani Herdsmen and indigenes of the town.