Fayose battles tension over killing of herder


Governor Ayodele Fayose is battling to douse tension created by the reported killing of a herdsman in Oke Ako-Irele, Ekiti state.

He confirmed the report of the killing of the herdsman in one of his tweets.


Pleading for understanding and peace, he tweeted: “I want peace in my state and everybody living here is from Ekiti whether you are Fulani, Tiv, Yoruba or anybody.

“Cow matter can’t cause problem between us. Oke Ako-Irele issue should not be allowed to fester. Cooperate with us and whoever kills would be fished out.’’

The governor confirmed holding an emergency meeting with all stakeholders to prevent a reprisal.

“To prevent reoccurence, I met with representatives of Fulani herdsmen under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, farmers, local hunters, security agencies and the Tiv community in the state,’’ he said in another…

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