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Fayose’s Threat Scares Fulani Herdsmen Community In Ekiti State

 

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose

  • To run to  Obas  for protection 

     

    By Olakiitan Victor

    Following a statement credited to Governor Ayodele Fayose that
    he had instructed farmers In Ekiti State to poison their water  to
    ward off invasion by herdsmen, the Fulani cattle-rearers in the state
    have resolved to take their case to the Council  of Traditional
    Rulers.

    Fayose was quoted to have made the statement in Ibadan on Tuesday
    while attending a programme organized by the Nigerian Union of
    Journalists, Oyo chapter.

    A member of the ethnic group confided in THISDAY in Ado Ekiti  that
    they received Fayose’s  statement with shock, saying they have taken a
    final decision to lodge a formal complaint to the Ewi of Ado Ekiti,
    Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe, over the dangers inherent in the comment.

    He said  the members would also meet with the state traditional
    council, particularly its chairman and Ologotun of Ogotun Ekiti, Oba
    Oladapo Samuel Oyebade, after their encounter with the Ado monarch .

    The source, who didn’t want to be quoted because of the sensitivity of
    the issue and for not being authorized to speak on behalf of the
    Fulani herdsmen, said the statement credited to the governor could
    spark a crisis between them and the farmers, even when such is
    unwarranted.

    He said members are now living in palpable fear because anything could
    happen to them and their herds since the governor has said he had
    issued directives to people to poison their water if they notice any
    untoward attitude from the Fulani herdsmen.

    “What many  people don’t know is that there is a difference between
    Fulani and Bororo . We have been in Ado for long doing our businesses
    and I don’t think any of us could resort to killing of our hosts ,
    what for?

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