Suspected herdsmen strike in Ekiti, kill pregnant woman
Barely 24 hours after Governor Ayo Fayose had a peace meeting with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, farmers and local hunters in the state, suspected herdsmen invaded Orin-Ekiti yesterday, killing a pregnant woman and unleashing injuries on several others.
The deceased, a Tiv woman, was hacked to death by those in the farm settlement located in Orin-Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State, referred to as “Bororo herdsmen.”
An indigene of the town, who is a former Chairman of Ido/Osi Local Government, Prince Sanmi Olubummo, confirmed the incident in a telephone conversation.
Olubummo disclosed that another victim of the attack was receiving treatment in a hospital. He said: “The incident happened inside the Orin Farm Settlement. Nobody knows what led to the crisis in the early hours of Thursday (yesterday) but our people said the Bororo herdsmen killed the pregnant woman.”
Olubummo told newsmen that policemen from Ido-Ekiti Divisional Headquarters visited the scene of the killing, saying the situation was calm. Reacting to the killing, Governor Ayo Fayose warned that his government would not tolerate any act of criminality.
He also assured people living in the state full security of life and property. Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Governor Fayose said: ‘’Criminality in whatever guise will not be condoned in the state. Ekiti wants peace and anybody or group planning to disrupt the peace will face the full wrath of the law.’’