Monday, 23 May 2016

Gov. Fayose, I will Not fold my hands while some armed Herdsmen Attack my State

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has warned that there could be reprisal attacks on Fulani herdsmen in the state if they do not desist from invading communities in Ekiti and attacking the people.

He described the Fulani herdsmen that invaded Oke Ako in Ikole Local Government Area of the state on Friday, killing two residents of the town and injuring others as agents of the devil that must be fished out and punished accordingly.

According to GutsyNaijaGov Fayose, who commiserated with the people of Oke-Ako, especially the family of the deceased, vowed to do everything humanly possible to forestall the reoccurrence of such attack and safeguard the lives of Ekiti people.

According to a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Gov Fayose said the Fulani herdsmen were becoming major threat to the unity of Nigeria and its people, saying; “I will not fold my hands while armed herdsmen invade communities in Ekiti, killing people and destroying farmlands at will as they have done in other states.

“I have directed the police and other security agencies in the state to fish out the killer herdsmen. I am in constant touch with the security agencies and I hope that the killer herdsmen will be fished out wherever they are and made to face the full wrath of the law.

“The people of Oke-Ako should, therefore, remain calm while the security agents do their job. However, the security agents must be mindful of the fact that the people’s patience has a limit and they must act promptly and decisively.”

The governor, who described the activities of the Fulani herdsmen as inimical to the revival of agriculture in the country said, “Farmlands costing billions of naira have been destroyed in the South-West, South-East and North-Central zones of the country.

“One wonders how Nigerians can go back to farming when those already in the farms are losing billions of Naira worth of crops to destruction of their farmlands by the Fulani herdsmen and the Federal Government is not doing anything about it.”