“Just now, we heard the news of the herdsmen attacking the camp of mobile policemen, Mopol 13 in Benue, killing two officers by slitting their throats. Do you call people, who could invade the camp of mobile policemen in a guerrilla manner and overpower armed Mopol, mere Fulani herdsmen?”

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, asked while sympathising with the government and people of Benue State for the murder of 71 people last week by herdsmen.

The governor called on the Federal Government to put a permanent stop to the killings in Benue State by herdsmen.

According to him, what is happening in Benue and other middle-belt states is more than a clash between herdsmen and local farmers, as it has got to the level of terrorism and ethnic cleansing.

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Fayose further said that President Muhammadu Buhari must take decisive steps to stop “an attempt to wipe out the Agatu and Tiv people of Benue State from the face of the earth.”

According to a statement on Tuesday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose also berated the likes of former President Olusegun Obasanjo for keeping silent while thousands of Nigerians were being killed by herdsmen.

He urged all men of good conscience in the country to rise in condemnation of the nonchalant attitude of the Federal Government on the herdsmen’s criminal activities.


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