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Fayose Blows Hot As Benue Indigenes, Tiv Farmers Kill Fulani Herdsman In Ekiti State

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January 17, 2018 – Fayose Blows Hot As Benue Indigenes, Tiv Farmers Kill Fulani Herdsman In Ekiti State

Residents of Oke Ako and Irele villages in Ikole LGA of Ekiti stare are living in fear over the murder of a Fulani Herdsman by Tiv settlers from Benue state on Monday.

The deceased herdsman, Babuba Dengi was reportedly killed in the bush between the aforementioned communities by Tiv settlers in Benue state.

Following the shocking incident, Governor Ayodele Fayose summoned an emergency meeting at the government House last night in Ekiti where he warned farmers and herdsmen against turning the state into a war zone .

He ordered security agencies in the state to fish out the killers of the herdsman and bring them to justice even as he continues to appeal to people in the state.

During the meeting with Fulani herdsmen under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, farmers, local hunters, security agencies and representatives of the Tiv community in the state, Fayose warned that there is no room for the killing of Fulani herdsmen or farmers or anybody in the state.

His words:

“Recent steps taken by his administration to prevent violence between farmers and herdsmen do not give anybody license to unlawfully take human’s life.”

“I can’t accept anybody to be killed. If anybody killed anyone I will make sure you are killed by ensuring justice. I’m sad about the killing in Benue but we don’t want brutality in Ekiti.

“I won’t accept any killing here, the only thing acceptable here is peace. I therefore plead with everybody to cooperate with us.”

“I want peace in my state and everybody living here is from Ekiti whether you are Fulani, Tiv, Yoruba or anybody.

“The cow matter can’t cause problem between us. Oke Ako-Irele issue should not be allowed to fester. Cooperate with us and whoever kills would be fished out.

“When you are entering Ekiti, drop wherever you are coming from at the boundary. You can’t kill Yoruba, Fulani, Igbo or Tiv here.

“From information so far, the deceased died as a result of clash between Fulani herdsmen and some Tiv people, but at that we can’t condone lawlessness. We don’t want that type of Benue issue here.”

A communique read by Fayose at the end of the meeting summoned leaders of the herdsmen, farmers, hunters, council chairmen and traditional rulers from Oke Ako and Irele to an expanded meeting.



  1. J. B. Hunter

    January 17, 2018 at 5:54 PM

    MAYBE THE Idiot wanted to kill the Tiv man. He must have done it in self defence.
    Case close.

    Personally if I get any herdsman in a secluded position I will not spare him.
    Nobody has the monopoly of violence and lawlessness.
    Yeye dey smell.

    I take a stroll…

  2. A Y Dele

    January 18, 2018 at 3:51 AM

    But you said they should defend themselves so why the change of action? You can’t blame the killer the man defended himself case closed

  3. ogbeni

    January 18, 2018 at 7:16 AM

    please Nigeria need to be divided now before it be too late.

  4. Adams

    January 18, 2018 at 8:14 AM

    See Mumu governor, now you want to lie against the benue settlers abi, no bi you organised hunter to dey hunt for fulani in your state now you don dey change mouth,Fayose diaris Godu ooo.

  5. abel

    January 18, 2018 at 9:32 AM

    for the he tub farmers, Fulani headers are evil on a mission so shoot at sight any of them you see before they kill you

  6. Eminister

    January 18, 2018 at 2:26 PM

    O dikwa risky,
    well all I can say is that whoever killed any herdsman anywhere in this country should be given an AK-74 to be able to stand the aftermath.

  7. Tarnongu Felix ushahembe

    January 18, 2018 at 3:01 PM

    the Yoruba’s, indirectly killed, the herdsmen which the Fulani’s, all in the name of bad Tiv record, putting this bad images on tiv settlers has finally dislocated some tiv farmers in the area of oka ako and irele over there in…in conclusion the tiv settlers has no choice the to move from the land given to them by the innocent Yoruba’s,

  8. Bravo

    January 18, 2018 at 5:49 PM

    They should go back to their country. enough is enough or we shut them at sight. Nigerians were burnt in Libya for no good reason. Nigerians were also buchared in South Africa just for hustling better than their indegines but here, outsiders come to kill us, feed our crops to their cow, sometimes rape our females and u expect us to keep our fingers crossed? that ain’t happen.

  9. AUA

    January 18, 2018 at 10:09 PM

    This is the first time Fayose talk sense.

  10. Delight Daniel

    January 18, 2018 at 10:23 PM

    Fellow Nigerians, if our people should finish bcos of cattle,why won’t we decide against eating the meat for as long as possible, so that bad mkt will force the herdsmen to depart, as well as dry the finance for buying AK47. That’s one way to fight back!

  11. Pragmatism

    January 19, 2018 at 2:46 PM

    @ Delight Daniel. The campaign urging Christian to stop eating cow meat is a very laughable approach to the herdsmen killing. Someone kills your people and all you do is stop using his product? That senseless and funny. The only way out is to empower ourselves and fight back. Besides, these have a secret agenda: to islamize the rest of Nigeria. The only way out is for Christian to change their impractical ideas by defending themselves rather than praying and expecting that God will send angels from above to fight on their behalf.

  12. Ibrahim Achile

    January 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM

    That is what leadership entails.more stenght.

  13. cross

    January 20, 2018 at 3:11 AM

    why is it dat it’s only in dis country dat some tribe ve right over others. if dis is an igbo man committing such act the case will be followed up by law of the stupid constitution by punishment, bt now it’s the other way round. we re not fools. u see some group of people carrying gun around in the name of wat! bt let dis be an igbo man the story changes. no matter wat dis tribes can’t stay together. cz we The igbos re bein envied bcz of our God given strength. wen we fight back the government try to mak peace bt wen the kill us the try to console us dis is rubbish

  14. Ortiv

    January 21, 2018 at 7:33 PM

    A Tiv man is such that never invites war untill you harras him then he chants “Shima yam ngi awambe awambe” Pls the muderers of the wicked herdman are different and not the Tivs

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