Declare Herdsmen As Terrorists, Fayose Tells Buhari
Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to to urgently declare rampaging herdsmen as terrorists.
Fayose, who raised the alarm over planned invasion of the state by Fulani herdsmen said he had met with all the local hunters from the 16 local government areas of the state and charged them to secure the state with all their might.
“If you have charms don’t forget to use it and make them sleep off, because your people must not be killed.”
Fayose, while addressing the people of the state and the local hunters at the Government House in Ado Ekiti, said: “Mr. President declare herdsmen as terrorists group now, they are mindless, Godless and devilish.”
Sympathising with those who fell victims in Benue State, he added: “ 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 those who died in Benue State, wore a military uniform to confirm his readiness for the looming guerrilla battle.
He said: “This (uniform) 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 picked to kill human beings that way. They will find no peace. It is no tribal killings but that of mindless people. Blood of the departed will find those people and they won’t know peace. It is the duty of the federal government 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 the police.
“Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State should fasten his belt and protect his people. Those seeking help in Abuja would not find because Abuja also needs help. I sympathise with you, this is your home and nobody will kill you. You are all saved here,” he said.