Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti is threatening a reprisal attack if the herdsmen who killed two people and wounded many others in Oke-ako, town in Ikole Local Government Area of the state repeat the incident.
He also said he could not guarantee the level such reprisal attacks could get to.
He urged the people of Oke-ako to remain calm as security agents try to fish out those who carried out the killings on Friday.
In a press statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media to the governor, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said the Fulani herdsmen were becoming major threat to the unity of Nigeria and its people, saying; “I will not fold my hands while armed herdsmen invade communities in Ekiti, killing people and destroying farmlands at will as they have done in other States.
“I have directed the police and other security agencies in the State to fish out the killer herdsmen. I am in constant touch with the security agencies and I hope that the killer herdsmen will be fished out wherever they are and made to face the full wrath of the law.
He said; “I am sounding a note of warning to the Fulani herdsmen and those who can talk to them should also do so now. If they continue with these wanton attacks, killing of the people and destruction of farmlands in Ekiti, I cannot guarantee that there won’t be reprisal attacks.
“I can also not guarantee the level that the reprisal attacks can get to because as a governor, it is my responsibility to defend and protect my people.”