The herdsmen started unleashing violence on the people of Benue States on New Year day, killed scores and left many with severe injuries. They also launched attack in Taraba and Kaduna States.
Mr. Fayose, in a statement on Wednesday said, “Mr. President, declare herdsmen as terrorist group now, they are mindless, Godless and devilish.”
“I sympathise with our brothers, sisters and people from Benue State that are mourning the brutality of those who killed their kinsmen.
“I saw pictures of the killings and I wondered if those were human beings. I asked the question, if people could be that piqued to kill human beings that way. They will find no peace. It is no tribal killings but that of mindless people. Blood of departed will find those people and they won’t know peace. It is the duty of the federal government to protect its people. We are not protected. We have never had it so bad. People must come to leadership with conscience. The federal government should have sent the army not police.
“Governor Samuel Ortom should fasten his belt and protect his people. Those seeking for help in Abuja would not find because Abuja also needs help. I sympathise with you, this is your home and nobody would kill you. You are all safe here.”
Naija News reports that Fayose has raised alarm over plans by the herdsmen to launch attacks in Ekiti State, saying the herdsmen had taken over the state’s forest reserves and were using the forest as cover to unleash mayhem on the state.
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