We Will Handle Fulani Herdsmen With Force –Ondo Governor

By Ikenga Chronicles January 15, 2018

We Will Handle Fulani Herdsmen With Force –Ondo Governor

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has declared that he would apply force in dealing with Fulani herdsmen.

The governor made the declaration in Akure, on Sunday, during an event to commemorate the Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

“We have been using security agencies to engage the herdsmen to carry out their business peacefully but when engagement fails, we will use force. We will confront the herdsmen with all we have,” the governor said.

He condemned the recurrent clashes between farmers and herdsmen across the country, adding that his government will ensure such does not occur in the state.

“I must not fail to make a statement on the unfortunate recurrence of clashes between the farmers and pastoralists otherwise known as herdsmen. Our state has had her share of the crisis but not on the horrendous scale whose odious effect continues to reverberate throughout the country. Our administration is taking proactive steps to ensure that this obnoxious phenomenon is nipped in the bud,” he said.

Akeredolu condemned the repeated attacks on the farmland of Mr. Olu Falae, former Secretary to Government of Federation, by the Fulani herdsmen.

“We will not tolerate any act of brigandage. We will defend the right of our people to engage in farming without let or any hindrance of any sort. We will sanction with impassioned severity any acts which seek to tilt the balance of harmonious coexistence in the state towards anarchy. The full weight of the law will be brought to bear on criminal elements” the governor vowed,” said the governor.

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