Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a terrorist group, theFulani herdsmen saying they are deadly, mindless and ungodly. The governor made the call at the Ekiti State Government House Pavilion on Wednesday during a meeting with Ekiti Local Hunters and indigenes of Benue State resident in Ekiti.
The governor who said he invited the Benue people to the meeting so he can sympathize with them over the gruesome murder of their people at home called on hunters and vigilantes in the state to rise and defend their fatherland. Mr.
Fayose called for a minute silence in honour of victims of the Fulani herdsmen’s wickedness.
“It doesn’t matter whose interest they represent, tell them my state is a no go area. Ekiti is a no go area!”, he said.
Stressing that He that is in him is greater than that he that is in the world, governor Fayose said “if the FG’s plan is to make Ekiti State ungovernable ahead of the 2018 governorship election then the FG has failed”.
Mr. Fayose said activities of the herdsmen is more of an attempt to wipe out a race, he called on the Federal Government to be alive to its responsibility.
“These mindless killing is aimed at ethnic cleansing, they want to wipe off a race. People must come to leadership with conscience. The federal government must protect Nigerians, It is the duty of the leadership to protect its own, the federal government must protect Nigerians, Nigerians are daily being killed like chicken, this is unacceptable and it must stop!”, he said.
Assuring the Benue people
of adequate security in Ekiti, Mr. Fayose urged the Benue people in Ekiti to take the death of their people back home in good fate praying that perpetrators of the dastardly act will know no peace.
Spurring the local hunters into action, the governor who was dressed in full camouflage regalia said “I was elected to protect my people, it doesn’t matter whether you are Hausa, Ebira, Tiv or Igbo, as long as you reside in Ekiti, you are my people, I charge you all to go back home and protect your people, protect your domain.
Be vigilant, open your eyes and hearts, make sure everyone entering your community is screened”