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Fulani Herdsmen Ekiti elders ask security agencies to monitor group

They also called on the government to put in place laws that will protect farmers from the wanton destruction of the farms.

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state play

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state

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A group under the aegis of Ekiti Council of Elders, has called on security agencies to keep an eye on the Fulani herdsmen.

The elders frowned at the continued destruction of farmlands in the state, by the herdsmen.

They also called on the government to put in place laws that will protect farmers from the wanton destruction of their farms.

The elders condemned the killing of two people during an alleged attack in Oke Ako community, Ekiti state, on May 20, 2016, by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

They said the herdsmen should be closely watched so they do not spring up any surprise attacks on residents of the state.

This is following a resolution by the House of Representatives to investigate the alleged killings in Ekiti state.

The lawmakers also ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, to deploy policemen to Oke Ako community to forestall any reprisal attacks.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was also instructed to distribute relief materials to those affected.

Governor Ayo Fayose also banned the Fulani herdsmen from grazing in Ekiti state.

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