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National Security invites Amakye Dede over Agogo comments

The National Security has invited Ghanaian highlife legend, Amakye Dede for questioning over claims that residents of Agogo in the Ashanti region should take up arms and fight the Fulani herdsmen.

The celebrated musician who hails from the Asante Akyem town is on record to have appealed to the public to supply him and the indigenes with weapons to protect themselves from the armed Fulani herdsmen.

Amakye Dede popularly known as ‘Abrantie’ mentioned that he was forced to make the pronouncements following the failure of security agencies to drive out the Fulani herdsmen who continue to murder innocent citizens of the town.

“I was invited to national security and questioned on that…my crime was that I made an appeal that people with guns, bullets etc. should supply us some so we would fight our battle and that led to my invitation by the national security,” he said.

He added that: “If care is not taken, we would at a point in time take matters into our own hands and fight our battle…the people of Asante Akyem are peace-loving people but our leniency must not be taken to mean a weakness.”

Close to 40 persons have lost their lives as a result of clashes between Fulani herdsmen and residents of Agogo, a conflict which commenced in 2001.

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