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Fayose Condemns Arrest Of 76 Igbo Villagers Over Protest Against Fulani Herdsmen Militia In Enugu

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose

By Olakiitan Victori

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has slammed the security agencies for the arrest of 76 Igbo villagers from Ugwuneshi
Autonomous community, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State following a clash between the natives
and Fulani herdsmen.

Miffed by the action, Fayose said: “It has gotten to a level that lovers of
peace in Nigeria must speak out against this keg of gunpowder which is the threat that the Fulani herdsmen have become.”

About 76 men from the Ugwuneshi Autonomous community were last
Thursday arrested and whisked away by “men in military uniform” after
they protested the continued destruction of their crops and farmlands
by Fulani herdsmen and their cattle who settled in the area without
permission.

In his official reaction to the alleged arrest, Governor Fayose, who
spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said President Muhammadu Buhari should address the killing
of Nigerians and destruction of farmlands by the Fulani herdsmen.

The governor, who called for the immediate and unconditional release
of the 76 Igbo villagers, said the President Buhari’s All
Progressives Congress (APC) federal government must not give
impression that the Fulani herdsmen were lords in other people’s
lands.

Fayose said the Fulani herdsmen were giving impression that
they now own Nigeria and could perpetrate any crime and get away with
it.          ThisDay

 

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