Fulani Herdsmen Attack: Fayose Holds Emergency Security Summit With Ekiti Hunters

By Ikenga Chronicles January 11, 2018

Fulani Herdsmen Attack:  Fayose Holds  Emergency Security Summit With Ekiti Hunters

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose on Wednesday held an emergency security summit with hunters from the 16 Local Government Areas of the state. Fayose ordered the hunters to set up a 24-hour surveillance of the state to prevent attacks by herdsmen.

According to the Governor; “The Federal Government should have sent the army to Benue, not the Police.

“Governor Ortom should fasten his belt and protect his people. Those seeking help in Abuja would not find it because Abuja also needs help.”

He told the hunter-delegates: “Tell them Ekiti is a no-go area. My state is a no-go area. Those who want to make Ekiti ungovernable are wasting their time. Don’t kill anybody but defend your towns. Keep vigil on Ekiti. Don’t sleep again. Arise and fight for our people. How can the life of a cow be worth more than the life of men? My hunters! Go and represent me well. If you have juju, use it. Make them (herdsmen) sleep off. Anything you have, use it. Make sure your people are not killed.”

He noted: “I am a man that believes that his people must be protected. I, therefore, want you all to protect our people. Go and protect your domain. Make sure everybody entering our state on a daily basis is screened.”

He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to brand the “mindless and devilish” cattlemen as terrorists and observed a moment’s silence for the victims of the Benue tragedy.

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