Two men reportedly shot dead by nomadic herdsmen in Ashanti Region

Two people have been killed in two separate shooting incidents at Drobonso and Agogo in the Ashanti Region in what is believed to be a reprisal attack by nomadic herdsmen.

One of the victims, 25-year-old Abdul Latif, was allegedly shot at close range with a single barrel gun.

He was killed near David Akuraa between Sekyere Afram Plains and Agogo while returning from a funeral.

Though he survived the attack, he later died on the way while being conveyed to the hospital on a motorbike after informing residents of who his attackers were.

Reports say angry some residents of Afirisre from Agogo Central District had earlier shot an unidentified man believed to be a nomad.

The locals attacked the herdsman following suspicion that the death of a farmer was caused by nomadic herdsmen.

Nhyira News checks reveal members of the Operation Cowleg brought in to maintain peace received distress calls from residents over the shooting and later conveyed the body of Latif to the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital mortuary.

Leader of the team, ASP Edmond Jones Afutu, however declined comment on the issue.

District Chief Executive for Sekyere Afram Plains Fuseini Donkor who confirmed the second attack says police are on alert following the attack.

Nomadic herdmens, most of them believed to be Fulanis, have been clashing with farmers and other locals in Ashanti and Eastern region.

The locals and farmers have blamed the nomads for allowing their animals to graze too close to their farms and destroying them in their process.

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