Afenifere Reacts To Fayose’s Ban Of Grazing In Ekiti State

The leadership of an influential Yoruba group has supported Fayose in his ban of grazing in Ekiti state over the nefarious activities of Fulani herdsmen.

Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has backed the decision of the Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, to ban cattle grazing in the state.

In a statement by its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, on Monday, the group described the decision as a “courageous move.”

Mr. Odumakin said the action of the governor was a timely move to strengthen the civilization that places higher premium on human lives above cows.

“We have sacrificed enough blood in the unending cycle of bloodletting by Fulani herdsmen, the latest being those killed in Ekiti two days ago,” Mr. Odumakin said.

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“The responsible action of the governor should jolt the Federal Government that has appeared largely indifferent to the murderous activities of the Fulani herdsmen to act responsibly over this matter.

“We fully endorse this action which is in conformity with the resolution of the 2014 National Conference that cattle breeders must embrace ranching as against grazing reserves being canvassed in certain quarters.”

The ban followed another suspected Fulani herdsmen attack on Oke-Ako, in Ikole local government area of the state.

Two persons were killed in the attack, the community sacked and while several others were injured.

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