The Inspector General of Police , Ibrahim Idris has deployed 200 Special Police detectives to Ekiti State to combat cases of kidnapping and assassination there.
 
Additional 200 personnel of the police mobile force was also deployed to beef up the manpower of the command.
 
The deployment follows the recent cases of kidnapping and assassination in the state especially the murder of the command’s paymaster, Idowu Taiwo by yet to be identified gunmen. 
 
The Ekiti State Government has rolled out six emergency telephone numbers in the event of emergency or to provide information to the Rapid Response Force. 

The Ekiti State Government appears to have made some progress by enacting a law on cattle grazing last September.
 
Observers say the law has largely curbed the excesses of herdsmen in the state.
 
Recently a governor was reported to have recommended fasting and prayer as a solution. 
 
STV asked a cross section of Nigerians if other states in the country should follow the Ekiti example.
 
For them, the state has demonstrated that the solution to the menace of herdsmen may not necessarily come from the Federal Government.