Fulani herdsmen have torched the house of a family at Monkofi in the Afram Plains South District of Eastern Region leaving the affected persons sleeping outside since Sunday.

The herders have been accused of setting fire to weeds especially during the dry season in their bid to get fresh grasses for their cattle when the weeds experience first rainfall after the harmattan season.

Speaking on Nkawkaw based Agoo FM, a member of the affected family known as Albert said there is no place for them to lay their heads at night adding that they only make themselves comfortable under trees since their effort to reach NADMO officials for support has proven futile.

‘’On Sunday around 3:30pm, a herdsman set some weeds ablaze so the wind spread the fire around which affected our home. Since then we have been sleeping outside because we don’t have anywhere to go and our effort to reach NADMO officers have proven futile. We lost everything including cloth, farm products, phones money and other useful materials’’ Albert told host Kwame Koranteng.

Responding to this, Assemblyman for the area Michael Yordan said another community in the area called Aframsu has also experienced the same incident. According to him, he has forwarded the matter to the District NADMO officer for immediate actions to be taken to support the affected families.