Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose created more than a little bit of buzz when while speaking to a group of hunters in the Oke-Ado community in his state, when he charged them to bring down any herdsmen they find grazing who wants to rape their women and daughters.
The governor’s outburst was in reaction to the attack on the Oke-Ado community by suspected Fulani herdsmen which left 2 people dead and some others injured.
The governor had noted that killing one Ekiti person is the same as killing all and had placed a ban on nomadic grazing with immediate effect.
Speaking at the funeral ceremony of Mama Violet Oluremilekun Philips-George, the mother of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain, Chief Bode George, Fayose said he has nothing against Fulani people or any group in the country for that matter.
In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose described the menace of the Fulani herdsmen attacks as a ticking time bomb which can explode into a tragedy if the Federal Government fails to take appropriate actions.
The statement said, “I have nothing against the Fulani people or any other group in the country. My call for the Federal Government to put a check to the excesses of the Fulani herdsmen is for national unity, peace and harmony.
“The issue of incessant attacks on communities across the country by the herdsmen is a time bomb and it should not be allowed to get out of hand. The earlier we stop the menace the better for us as a nation. This has nothing to do with politics or where one comes from in the country. Who knows who the next victim could be?”