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All the people of Ekiti state are here advice to watch out against herdsmen for a possible attack. Every one is to stay at alert and be self protective.
This is a red alert from the State Governor Fayose. Here is a report from Daily Trust…

Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has told the people of the state
especially residents of border towns to be on alert against any attack

 He also reiterated his
resolve to implement to the letter the grazing law entitled the
Prohibition of Cattle and other Ruminants Grazing in Ekiti State Bill,
2016 that was signed into law on August 29, 2016.
 Fayose’s directive was
in response to the threat of reprisal attack the Miyeti Allah Cattle
Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), an umbrella body of herdsmen
who alleged that some of their cattle ‘arrested’ recently the
government were killed.
 While reacting to the
governor’s inauguration of the Ekiti Grazing Law Enforcement Marshals,
EGEM recently, Miyetti Allah, had in a statement on Saturday asked the
Federal Government to call Fayose to order “before this macabre incident
develops into unquenchable inferno involving our members and Ekiti
State government.”
 MACBAN in the statement
signed its spokesman, Baba Othman Ngelzarma, said: “Fayose unleashed
the marshals against our members whose herds of cattle had gone to a
stream at Agon bridge on Federal Polytechnic Road between the time of
2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to quench their thirst on Friday, October 21 ,”
claiming that “the vigilance group shot five cows and carted away the
meat, but the herdsman was able to flee with the rest of his cattle.”
 But Fayose dismissed
Miyetti Allah’s claims as untrue and disclosed that the said five cows
were alive and in custody of the state government.
Fayose said, ”
Therefore, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria
should rather tell its members to comply with this law seeking from
the government designated land for grazing ranch, which the government
is always willing to give.
 “I am, therefore, using
this opportunity to put Ekiti people, in the State on red alert. Ekiti
people must be prepared to defend their land against these Philistines
whose attributes and characters are extremism, violence, bloodshed and
“The herdsmen and those
urging them on should also be informed that any attack on one Ekiti
person is an attack on all Ekitis and we shall not sit back and allow our people to be killed under the guise of cattle rearing. 
In the event of federal government’s security agencies refusal to
secure the lives and properties of Ekiti people, the people will have
no option than to defend themselves. Our forefathers did same in the
famous Kiriji War and we won’t mind doing the same now!”
 Fayose blamed the
Federal Government on silence on the development, saying: “Four days
after this threat was issued against the government and people of Ekiti
State the Miyetti Allah, the federal government is yet to act in any
manner that will disabuse the minds of Ekiti people, who believed that
the federal government is in support of the threat.
 “The silence of the
federal government has no doubt further confirmed the insinuation that
there is plot to give tacit support to the
herdsmen to invade some border towns and villages in Ekiti State and
cause chaos in the State so as to justify the evil agenda of
declaration of a state of emergency on the State.”
 Fayose said it sounded
strange that the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria
kept silent when its members killed two people and injured several
others in Oke Ako in Ekiti State. 

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