This herdsmen menace though. Governor Fayose is known for his so many rants and this time, he has come out to tell Nigerians how he plans to deal with the Fulani Herdsmen who have been killing innocent people in recent times.
Currently, the Fulani herdsmen are the number 1 public enemy of Nigerians due to their incessant attacks in the south-east. The most recent attacks were carried out in Agatu and Enugu and it is still very fresh in the minds of people. Several people were macheted like bush meat.
Based on this, governor Fayose on Tuesday, May 3, issued a stern warning which seemed more like a threat telling the Herdsmen not to try coming into his state. The governor said that if they dared to come anywhere close to his state, he would take drastic measures against them that would lead to the loss of their livelihood.
Speaking on how he plans to destroy their livelihood, the governor added that if he sees them anywhere close to his people, he would have the source of water for their cattle poisoned. He further revealed that had already instructed his people that, if there should be an attack, they should poison the water source with a particular brand of chemical used against fungal attacks.
The Governor made this known while speaking on what he called “Journalism and Politics; two sides of a coin,” at the World Press Freedom Day organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council, held at the Dapo Aderogba hall, Iyaganku, Ibadan.
The governor emphasised the importance of self-defense by announcing that it was time for Nigerians to start defending themselves and show the hooligans that the country is capable of dealing with them.
“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 governor then concluded by saying, it is time for the Fulani to stop the wicked killings.