Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday visited Benue state where he commiserated with the government and people of the state over the tragic deaths which occurred when Fulani herdsmen attacked the state’s residents early this year killing at least 73 persons.
He said that God will visit the blood of the innocent people of Benue State and other states killed by suspected herdsmen on the killers and their sponsors.
- As the federal government has failed to show sufficient empathy for the people of the state, PDP and its governors are stepping in. Just yesterday, Rivers governor Nyesom Wike visited Ekiti donating the sum of N200 million for the displaced persons. Fayose showed up on Thursday.
- Fayose backed the Benue State Anti-Grazing Law and urged the people of the State to stand by the law, adding that; “since the law is for the Benue people by the Benue government and not for residents of other States, there should not be any problem about its enforcement.”
- Among those who visited Benue alongside Fayose were the Deputy Governor, Prof Kolapo Olusola; Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo; Chairman of the State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Dr Samuel Omotoso; and others.
- They visited the mass grave where the 73 persons killed were buried. The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof Kolapo Olusola. prayed for the repose of the dead.
- Governor Fayose also visited the former Governor of the State, Gabriel Suswan in his residence.
- Gov. Ortom on his part said restructuring is the only solution to the issues.
- He said there is no going back on the state’s anti-open grazing law. “No retreat, no surrender on the total implementation of the State anti-grazing law.”
- He blasted the police IG, Ibrahim Idris: “The IGP came just once and ran back to Abuja insulting me and dancing on the graves of the innocent people of Benue State.” He reiterated his called for the IGP’s resignation, describing him as a bad influence on the President having turned himself to the mouthpiece and defender of the herdsmen.