“Fulani Herdsmen Must Register With #5,000 in Host Communities” – Fayose Orders
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has ordered Fulani herdsmen to register with a token N5,000 in their host communities for identity and location. According Punchng, he also told Serikin Fulani in the state, Muhammed Abashe, that he will be held responsible for any further attack in the state.
The governor, who was furious about the recent killing of a Tiv woman in Orin Ekiti by people suspected to be Fulani herders, said Abashe had failed in providing leadership by not stopping his kinsmen from destroying farms.
The governor also condemned the herdsmen attacks on residents “at the slightest provocation.”
He said, “If you (Fulani herders) still want to stay among us, you must accept the responsibility to ensure that none of our peoples’ farms is destroyed by herdsmen any longer. None of our people must be killed by your men, either they are strangers or those herdsmen living among us. If any killing or destruction of farms of our people occurs again in that area, I will ensure that I use the law to fight you their leader on it. This is the last warning I am giving you,” he warned.