Burkinabes who fled to Ghana following extremism activities return home
The Chief Executive for the Bawku West Municipal Assembly in the Upper East Region, Tahiru Issahaku Ahmed, has disclosed that citizens of Burkina Faso who fled to Ghana have returned to their home country.
Over 4,000 Burkinabes fled across the border into Ghana in search of safety havens following attacks by suspected terrorists.
They camped across the borders at Widnaba, Kperigu, Natinga, and others in the Bawku West Municipality.
Speaking on the development, the MCE said calm has been restored to Burkina Faso hence the decision of the immigrants to return.
“Those who came from Burkina Faso, now things are calm, and they are now going back. You know some people ran and came to Bawku West because of Jihadist activities in Burkana Faso, they came to Ghana, particularly my district. They are the people who have left, they are left with just a few. I had about 4,058 of them coming into my municipality, but now I have about 195 of them,” Tahiru Issahaku Ahmed said on Citi News.
The refugees moved to Ghana after some homes in Zoago, Bugri, and Zabre, farming communities in Burkina Faso, including a police station, were attacked by terrorists believed to be jihadists, leading to loss of lives.
Many people, especially women, and children, have been displaced as a result while others have sought asylum in other areas, including Ghana.