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Fayose encourages local hunters to ‘defend’ Ekiti people against herdsmen


Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State, has directed hunters in the state to defend Ekiti and its people against the marauding and killer herdsmen.

After meeting with the hunters on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, Fayose tweeted that he would not run to Abuja for help over the problem of the herdsmen.

Rather, he said he had told the local hunters not to take laws into their hands but to defend Ekiti and its people.

“On the herdsmen’s menace, I met with local hunters in Ekiti State today and charged them to protect the people since I won’t run to anyone in Abuja for help that is not available. They must not take laws into their hands, but they should defend Ekiti & its people,” Fayose said.

Reacting to the attack on Mopol 13 in Benue State, where two officers were killed, he wondered whether those who carried out such dastardly act could be regarded as herdsmen.

“Just now, we heard news of the herdsmen attacking the camp of Mobile policemen, Mopol 13 in Benue, killing two officers by slitting their throats. Do you call people who could invade the camp of mobile policemen in a guerilla manner & overpower armed Mopol mere Fulani herdsmen?

“What is happening in Benue and other middle-belt States is more than a strive between herdsmen and local farmers, it has gotten to the level of terrorism and ethnic cleansing. FG must act now.”

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