Herdsmen to be registered in Ekiti – Fayose

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, has stated that herdsmen grazing their cows in the rural communities must be registered so as to ascertain their true identity.

The governor who disclosed this after a clash with herdsmen on Sunday, left a pregnant woman dead in the state, said that the era when herdsmen kill farmers in the rural communities and go scot free is gone.

He maintained that Henceforth, to operate in Ekiti State, herdsmen must have to register with N5,000 in host communities, saying that government must know the identity of all herdsmen operating in Ekiti and who should be held responsible in the event of any further attacks in the state.

The Governor who had earlier on provided hotlines for the indigenes of the state to report any criminal activities by the herdsmen, urged hunters in the state to protect the communities.


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