Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has warned all Fulani Herdsmen attacking and killing rural dwellers across the country to desist from coming to his state or face the risk of losing their cattle to poisoning.
The governor who gave this warning at a World Press Freedom Day organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council in Ibadan, added that it was time Nigerians defend themselves against the incessant killings by suspected herdsmen across the country.
Speaking on the recent attacks in Agatu Benue State and Nimbo community in Enugu State, Fayose said extremist group Boko Haram appeared to have adopted a new style of unleashing terror on innocent citizens by appearing in the form of herdsmen.
“It seems Boko Haram has changed identity to herdsmen now. You as journalists must speak out, the killings are under reported. Is it about the mass burial in Kaduna State, the Agatu saga or the recent killing which happened on Monday? Ask questions,” he said.
The controversial governor further described President Muhammadu Buhari as “my grandfather, “saying it is improper for him to abuse the President as widely claimed.
However, he said that “being his grandfather” does not mean he would not criticise the president when he goes in the wrong direction, adding that he rather die than conceal the truth.
According to him criticism of President Buhari is healthy for Nigeria and the people of the country to achieve economic and political development.