The Executive Director for the Centre for Human Security and Peace Building, Mr Adib Saani has told the Police to arrest the perpetrators of violence against Fulanis.

According to the Security Analyst, the seeming police inaction in arresting such perpetrators is likely to spark conflict in such communities.

“About a week ago, a mob numbering about 100, attacked and killed 9 Fulanis at Zakoli, a suburb of Yendi. Some of the victims were shot at close range and others burnt alive.

“We are shocked by the inability of the Ghana Police Service to arrest a single suspect days after the incident. Not even a statement has been issued by the police in respect of the crime. Jatikay Centre has had the opportunity to interview some leaders of the Fulani Community in Ghana and they appear to be having a hectic job appealing to their fellows to remain calm. According to them, their peace advocacy in the face of the attacks is proving ineffective because of the inaction of the police in arresting the culprits. This obviously poses a major threat to the security of the state in a sense that the proliferation of small arms and light weapons has resulted in many of the residents of the communities in that area being armed to the teeth. When Fulanis stage revenge attacks, it could start a full-blown conflict. Already, there are many human insecurities that have pushed a lot of young people in the area into uncertainty. Any trigger can cause these young people to explode into open belligerence as they already do not have much to live for,” he said in a statement.

The police say they are yet to make any arrests of the perpetrators of last week’s killings of Fulanis in Zakoli.

The nine victims were buried on Sunday, with Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia making a cash donation to the families of the victims.

Source: Ghana/ Fm