By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose on Wednesday alerted local hunters in the sixteen council areas in the state of possible attacks against the state by those he described as herdsmen and charged them to be vigilant and secure the state.
He raised the alarm that some persons identified as Bororos have started a surreptitious move into the outskirts of Ekiti with an alleged aim to kill and maim people and thereby rubbish the anti-grazing law he had put in place.
Urging the President to declare herdsmen terrorists, Fayose said:”Mr. President, declare herdsmen as terrorists group now, they are mindless and devilish.
Fayose who equally hosted the Benue people residing in Ekiti expressed his sympathy for them, saying: “I sympathise with our brothers, sisters and people from Benue State that are mourning the brutality of those who killed their kinsmen.
The governor who observed a minute silence for the dead in Benue, was clad in a military uniform.
He said : “This (uniform dressing) is done to charge our hunters to secure the state. I saw pictures of the killings and I wondered if those were human beings. I asked the questions if people could be that wicked to kill human beings that way. They will find no peace. It is no tribal killings but that of mindless people. Blood of departed will find those people and they won’t know peace. It is the duty of FG to protect its people. We are not protected.
“We have never had it so bad. People must come to leadership with conscience. The Federal Government should have sent the army not a police.
“Governor Ortom should fasten his belt and protect his people. Those seeking for help in Abuja would not find because Abuja also needs help. I sympathise with you, this is your home and nobody would kill you. You are all safe here,” he said.