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Governor Fayose condemns the burning of seven fulanis to death in Benue state

Governor Fayose has condemned the killing of seven Fulani men, Fayose took to his twitter page to speak against the act

The executive governor of Ekiti state has condemned the killing of seven Fulani men, Fayose took to his twitter page to speak against the act. On Wednesday, seven Fulani men were burnt to death at a motor park in Gboko, Benue state.

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Governor Fayose also called out President Buhari for what he termed as the president’s ”Non-challant” attitude towards Herdsmen/ Farmer’s clashes.

He tweeted;

Killing of 7 innocent Fulanis in Gboko, Benue State is condemnable. President Buhari’s non-challant attitude towards addressing the killings in Benue and other States by herdsmen is dangerous to the peaceful co-existence of Nigerians. Let the President act like a nationalist now!

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Recall that Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, who slammed the Serikin Fulani in the state, Muhammed Abashe, said that henceforth, Abashe who had failed in providing leadership by not stopping his kinsmen from destroying farm, will be held responsible for any further attack in the state.

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Governor Fayose, who condemned the herdsmen attacks on residents “at the slightest provocation”, also ordered them to register with N5,000 in their host communities for identity and location.

“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.

The Ekiti State Governor, who confirmed this report in tweets, also disclosed that he will be promoting an executive bill to the House of Assembly, proposing a five-year jail term for anybody found guilty of harbouring ‘killer’ herdsmen in the state.

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