The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose warned of the possibility of vengeance attacks against Fulani herdsmen in the state.
The Ekiti State Governor made the comment via a statement released by his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka on Sunday, May 22, 2016, according to Vanguard.
I am sounding a note of warning to the Fulani herdsmen and those who can talk to them should also do so now. If they continue with these wanton attacks, killing of the people and destruction of farmlands in Ekiti, I cannot guarantee that there won’t be reprisal attacks.
I can also not guarantee the level that the reprisal attacks can get to because as a governor, it is my responsibility to defend and protect my people.
I will not fold my hands while armed herdsmen invade communities in Ekiti, killing people and destroying farmlands at will, like they did in other states. I have directed the police and other security agencies in the state to fish out the killer herdsmen.
The Ekiti State Governor said that the people of Oke-Ako should therefore remain calm while the security agents do their job. The security agents must, however, be mindful of the fact that the people’s patience has a limit and they must act promptly and decisively.