By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
Following the killing of a farmer,Tunde Olayemi, 32, on Sunday at Ipao-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area allegedly by herdsmen, the state Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said he would amend the anti-grazing law such that anyone who kills herdsmen cow would be jailed for a year.
Although, he promised to compensate the bereaved family and affected Fulani herdsmen who lost their cattle.
Fayose who gave the assurance while meeting with leaders of the town also promised to set up a five-man committee that would investigate the root cause of the killings in the town.
He appealed to the people of Ipao-Ekiti and their leaders to ensure that there was no reprisal.
“I appeal to you to ensure you live peacefully with the Fulani herdsmen in your community. We want a peaceful situation and don’t allow any reprisal.
“We will investigate and get the root cause of this sad development and particularly why this community has become a flashpoint so we can find a lasting solution to it. The security operatives have been deployed into your town and would secure place.”he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ibrahim Chafe assured that he was holding a meeting with all other security operatives,such as the State Security Services, Civil Defense Corps, Army and the mobile police on how to mobilise their men to secure the community.
“I am holding a security meeting with all other security operatives to discuss how we would secure the community with our men. The reason why this community has become a flashpoint is because it is a border town. We will be on top of the situation and this would no longer happen,” he said.