Governor Ayodele Fayose today met with Hunters Association of Nigeria, Ekiti State chapter on the menace of herdsmen in parts of the middle-belt of the country especially Benue State.
The Governor stated on his verified twitter handle “On the herdsmen 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.”
He however implored them not to take laws into their hands, but they should defend Ekiti and its people”
He had earlier in the week commented Benue herdsmen attack on Mobile Police Men. Fayose stated on his twitter handle “Just now, we heard news of the herdsmen attacking the camp of Mobile Police Men, Mopol 13 in Benue, killing two officers by slitting their throats. Do you call people who could invade the camp of mobile police men in a gerilla manner and overpower armed Mopol mere Fulani herdsmen?
He add further “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. He concluded.