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Speak up on herders/farmers crises, Fayose tells Buhari

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to speak up on the numerous bloody crises usually attributed to herdsmen. Fayose who described…

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to speak up on the numerous bloody crises usually attributed to herdsmen.
Fayose who described the President’s silence as worrisome, said the killing of over 300 Agatu people of Benue State allegedly by the herdsmen in Benue state and Buhari’s silence is an invitation to chaos.
“Farmlands costing billions of naira have been destroyed in states in the South-West, South-East and North-Central zones of the country. One wonders how Nigerians can go back to farming when those already in the farms are losing billions of naira worth of crops to destruction of their farmlands by the Fulani herdsmen and the Federal Government is not doing anything about it,” Fayose said in a statement issued yesterday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.
Fayose asked Buhari to remember how he led a delegation of Arewa leaders to Ibadan on October 13, 2000, “to confront the then Governor of Oyo State, Late Alhaji Lam Adesina over alleged killing of Fulani herdsmen in Saki, Oke Ogun Area of the state, adding, “If 16 years ago Buhari could be so concerned about the killing of Fulani herdsmen in Oyo State such that he, as a private citizen led Arewa leaders to Ibadan to show their anger, why is the President silent now that Fulani herdsmen are the ones allegedly killing people? Is the President unmindful of the possibility of Nigerians seeing his silence as conspiracy?”
 

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