Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose on Wednesday directed hunters in the state to defend Ekiti and its people against the marauding Fulani herdsmen.
After meeting with the hunters in Ado Ekiti, Mr. Fayose tweeted that he would not run to Abuja for help over the problem of the herdsmen.
Rather, he said he had told the local hunters not to take laws into their hands but to defend Ekiti and its people.
“On the herdsmen’s menace, I met with local hunters in Ekiti State today and charged them to protect the people since I won’t run to anyone in Abuja for help that is not available. They must not take laws into their hands, but they should defend Ekiti & its people.
“On the issue of protection of the lives of Ekiti people, I’m not one that will want to be politically correct. Protection of lives must be done anyway which way. My message is clear and simple, no way for killer herdsmen in Ekiti,” Mr. Fayose tweeted.