Madam Speaker, thank you. Let it include cattle, the pigs and all of them.
Madam Speaker, was the intendment of this to allow these creatures come to the respective countries and devastate our vegetation?
I am getting increasingly alarmed. During the time when we were at the Ministry, these matter continually fell on our table. I am beginning to wonder, are we not looking -- [Interruptions] -- Are we not looking at a situation where we will one day wake up from our sleep and see a marauding armed, whether soldiers or whatever form it takes, right down
from Bawku, Hamile, the borders, Togo, invading this country and our security forces may be sleeping in their beds?
I am anxious because I thought that this is a situation of such a national dimension that by now, the security forces would have been awakened to its devastating consequence. How come that we see the onward march of these Fulani guys with their arms, their guns, maybe they are armed to the teeth.
We allow them to penetrate our borders and they come as deep as the Afram Plains and the surrounding areas and, of course, we are now talking about the immediate northern territories. I am concerned that the security forces of the country became anxious about this menace.
Madam Speaker, I draw the analogy
again. If it was an evading force and these guys simply are masquerading under the pseudonym of Fulani herdsmen, they are an evading force. Let us send a message to the security forces.
I am not sure whether the immigration authorities themselves can do much. The last time when I gave a speech at Fosu, there was a question of whether to arm them with slip guns or whatever. So, the Immigration guns do not seem to have a lot of that.
What about the military? What about the police force? I think we should inform them, if they are not immediately aware, that this thing is posing a security threat to the lives of our friends or families around those places. And it is time that we tackle it and tackle it effectively.
Not a day passes when you do not read about a killing. They have become so bold, so audacious that they come in there, if you do not allow them to destroy your farm, they kill you. How many of
us would we allow them to kill before a very serious and concerted effort is made to make sure that this menace is curbed? The security forces must wake up. We have had enough of these Fulani guys. We have had enough of this Fulani business.
I f my Hon Leader thinks that transhumance is the movement of cows and goats and cattle, they were not asked to come and destroy our forest and deforest the country. If our vegetation had been the same as where they were, will they be coming to our country to look for food and come and kill our relatives like that?
Madam Speaker, let the security forces take note of that.
Thank you, for allowing me to