Sunday, 21 January 2018

Herdsmen now to register with N5000 before being allowed to operate in Ekiti State, says Fayose

In continuation with the various steps he has been taking to avert any form of killings in the state, Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose has said that all herdsmen operating the state must henceforth register with the sum of N5000 before being allowed to operate in the state.  The Governor made this known through his twitter handle.
Recall that those suspected to be killer-herdsmen killed at least 72 people in Benue state state between January 1st and 2nd this year, sparking nationwide condemnation.
This avert this form of tragedy, Fayose have been taking series of steps to strengthen security in the state. Some days ago, the governor met with hunters in the state, charging them to protect Ekiti.

Today, he said all herdsmen operating in the state would have to be known through registration. He also promised to foward a bill to the state assembly so as to outlaw the habouring of killer herdsmen in the state. The governor tweeted as follows on his verified twitter account, Sunday evening:

"Henceforth, to operate in Ekiti State, herdsmen must have to register with N5,000 in host communities. We must know the identity of all herdsmen operating in Ekiti and who should be held responsible in the event of any further attacks in the state.

Also, the Sarkin Fulani (Head of Fulanis) in Ekiti State, Muhammad Abashe, will be held personally responsible for any further attacks in his domain.

Besides, I will forward 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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