Fayose challenges FG over herdsmen attacks
As controversy lingers about the activities of Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country, the governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has challenged the federal government to urgently find a lasting solution to the crisis that is threatening the peaceful co-existence of the country.
Governor Fayose made known, the need for sustaining peace, during a meeting attended by major stakeholders in the state to discuss solutions to the herdsmen menace.
The meeting follows the killing of a Benue indigene at a farm settlement in Orin, Ekiti by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Present at this meeting are representatives of Fulani herdsmen resident in Ekiti state, traditional rulers, local government chairmen and Benue state indigenes in Ekiti state.
The main agenda is to discuss modalities for a peaceful co-existence between various ethnic nationalities resident in Ekiti state.
Fayose confirmed the killing of a Benue woman in the state by suspected herdsmen; he said the Fulani man rumoured to have been killed in the state was killed within Kogi state territory.
The governor urged the federal government to ensure that perpetrators of such killings are brought to justice. He assured residents of the state of the readiness of his administration to ensure peace in the state at all times.
It would be recalled that governor Ayodele Fayose recently raised alarm that Fulani herdsmen has invaded forest reserves in the state with the plan to foment trouble.
Report by Adeola Aderibigbe