Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has urged residents of the state to kill Fulani herdsmen who try to attack them.
Fayose gave the order on Monday, May 23, 2016, during a visit to Oke-Ako community where suspected herdsmen killed two people and injured four others, The Nation reports.
“From now on, my government has banned grazing in Ekiti State. If you want to graze, it should be in your local ranches. Any cow seen around should be seized and it would henceforth become government property and their owners shall be prosecuted,” Fayose reportedly said.
“On no account should anybody come to sack our communities again, rise up against them. Before any herdsmen kill you, kill them, before they rape your wives, kill them, and before they rape your children kill them.
“I am giving you this order before they kill you kill them. You have to defend yourselves. Before they get you, you must get them down and take them out. You should pursue them, go and search for them inside the forest. Anyone who comes to take your life, you must take them out.
“We will not leave our lands for Fulani herdsmen and in a system where the leadership of the country looks the other way while our people are being killed, we will have no option than to defend ourselves,” he added.
Fayose also donated N2.5 million to the families of the victims. Watch video of Fayose speaking to hunters in the state below: