February 27, 2024

There was a tension in Oke Ako and Irele both Ikole Local Government Area as a Fulani herdsman was found dead at a farm.

The herdsman was identified as Babuba Dengi and he was allegedly killed by some settlers believed to be Benue indigenes.

The development forced Governor Ayodele Fayose to call an emergency meeting on Wednesday where he warned settlers not to turn the state to battle front.

Fayose warned that there is no room for the killing of Fulani herdsmen or farmers or anybody in the state, saying “recent steps taken by his administration to prevent violence between farmers and herdsmen do not give anybody license to unlawfully take human’s life.”

The governor spoke during a meeting with Fulani herdsmen under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, farmers, local hunters, security agencies and representatives of the Tiv community in the state.

Fayose said: “I can’t accept anybody to be killed. If anybody killed anyone I will make sure you are killed by ensuring justice. I’m sad about the killing in Benue but we don’t want brutality in Ekiti.

“I won’t accept any killing here, the only thing acceptable here is peace. I therefore plead with everybody to cooperate with us.”

“I want peace in my state and everybody living here is from Ekiti whether you are Fulani, Tiv, Yoruba or anybod

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