Fayose makes history, bans cattle grazing in Ekiti

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor.

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has banned grazing and rearing of cattle in the state, saying those interested in cattle farming should get their own private cattle ranch.

The governor, who became the first ever state executive to take such a drastic measure in the country, also said a bill to make the movement of cattle from one location to another criminal in the state would soon be sent to the State House of Assembly.

Governor Fayose, who made this known when he visited Oke-Ako in Ikole local government area of the State that was invaded last Friday by Fulani herdsmen that killed two residents of the town and injured others, warned that government would henceforth confiscate any cattle seen anywhere in the State apart from ranch created for them by their owners.

He described the Fulani herdsmen that attacked Oke-Ako and other communities in the country as “agents of the devil that must be fished out and punished accordingly.”

The governor said, “We will not leave our lands for Fulani herdsmen and in a system where the leadership of the country looks the other way while our people are being killed, we will have no option than to defend ourselves by whatever means.

“I have come here to commiserate with the people of Oke-Ako over the murder of two of our people by these evil Fulani herdsmen.

“I am also here to assure that this will be the last time your community will be invaded by Fulani herdsmen under whatever guise.

“I have directed that cattle rearing and grazing should stop in Ekiti State and those interested in cattle farming should henceforth do so in their own cattle ranch.

“No more movement of cattle from one location to another in the State and any cattle seen anywhere in Ekiti State apart from the ranch created for them by their owners will be confiscated by the government and their owners will be prosecuted.

“A bill to this effect will be sent to House of Assembly for passage into law to criminalise cattle owners whose cattle are found moving from one location the other in the State.

“If President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the patron of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has refused to call the herdsmen to order, we in Ekiti will no longer harbour herdsmen who go about killing our people, destroying our farmlands and raping our women.

“If the same President Buhari that was so concerned about the killing of Fulani herdsmen in in Saki, Oke Ogun Area of Oyo State such that he, as a private citizen led Arewa to Ibadan on October 13, 2000, to confront the then Governor of Oyo State, late Alhaji Lam Adesina is now keeping silent when the same herdsmen are killing our people, we must rise and defend ourselves.”

“It is our duty to protect our people and we are going to do that without fear or favour.

The governor said the activities of Fulani herdsmen was inimical to the revival of agriculture in the country saying, “one wonders how Nigerians can go back to farming when those already in the farms are losing billions of naira worth of crops to destruction of their farmlands by the Fulani Herdsmen and the Federal Government is not doing anything about it.”


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  • Watch man

    Although Fayose’s brand of opposition is unenviable, this latest action is commendable. He should also be willing to allow the herdsmen buy land to develop ranches for their cattle.

    • Epsilon_Delta

      Provided our general wealth is not used to buy the lands!!

    • Olisa Maduka

      He will, the new law will ban grazing but allow ranch owners to rear their cattle within their own ranch.

      “I have directed that cattle rearing and grazing should stop in Ekiti
      State and those interested in cattle farming should henceforth do so in
      their own cattle ranch.”

    • Otile

      Don’t try to shade the truth. The Governor is right. Right now he is the only Governor not in coma.

  • Paul Young

    I totally concur

  • Olisa Maduka

    I’m no fan of Fayose but this is the way to go, so I agree with him completely.

    Hopefully other states will follows suit.

    • Maverick

      Why should you applaud him now? Simply because it suits you? Please condemn him as usual.

  • TUNERI2

    Why is Fayose blaming the presidency. He is the governor and hence the security chief for his state. After all he has not told us that the police decline his comand. Buhari can not be everywhere. Fayose should settle down and do his job rather than making every issue political or tribal.

    • Fuzio

      Nigeria’s fraudulent ‘Federal’ system invests no such powers in any governor. We are practicing unitary system, central control type of government. The governor is trying to protect his people by stretching the law. Even the state police commissioners are not under their (governors) control. It is a sham Federal system we have here.

    • Maverick

      So the President is right never to have spoken openly against the genocides? Don’t you know that the lingering problems and incessant killings were as a result of his body language.

  • tunde

    Very smart move governor!

  • Felix Udoh

    Way to go.

  • McAlfred Uta

    Come over to Macedonia (Benue) and help us, Gov. Ortom is cowardly on AWOL.

    • Gary

      Tell David Mark to, for once, stand in defence of his people after all the decades of only feathering his own nest in public life. What has happened to great Warriors of the Middle Belt who held the Caliphate jihadists at bay for over a century? Where are the brave officers who formed the backbone of the Nigerian Army? They are sitting idle and watching the ethnic cleansing of their lands by the militia of herdsmen from the Sahel.

      • new republic

        Those with dirty hands can not talk,for fear of efcc.

  • Ifeanyi

    I don think that Gov. Fayose has the power to ban Cattle Rearing, a legitimate private business. Cattle Rearers should on their own negotiate with landowners for grazing locations or ranches which could be paid for based on agreed terms and conditions as obtainable in several other business endeavors. FG have no business commandeering people to give up their lands for Grazing Reserves or Ranches.

    • Say the truth

      For your information the governor did not ban cattle farming. He just said those who wish to do so could have ranches. That is very simple and unambiguous. I see no contradiction whatsoever because if you are careless with your dog and it bite someone you will be persecuted for causing harm to others. The same way, those moving cattle round in a way that they cause harm and create security challenges should be advised to do the needful. Curtail your cattle in a controlled environment and we will all live in peace. Land owners and cattle farmers should negotiate terms and live together in peace if they are in agreement.

      • Ifeanyi

        The Governor’s statement is not all that unambiguous at least from the excerpt below…
        “I have directed that cattle rearing and grazing should stop in Ekiti State and those interested in cattle farming should henceforth do so in their own cattle ranch”

    • Maverick

      People like you should be eradicated.

    • PolyGon2013

      Oh yes, he can ban it. He has started a revolution, and other governors should join him.

    • Shehu

      Fayose said they cattle graze their cattle in a private ranch . Did you not read it in the statement?
      Cattle rearing is a private business so also is farming. Must cattle rearers destroy other people’s farms ?
      I supprt Fayose. All govs should do the same. Let the cattle owners build ranches and put their cattle there to graze.
      That is how it is done all over developed world.

    • Chukwuka Okoroafor

      But that is what Fayose said, that the herdsmen should buy land for ranches and not continue to just graze cattle.

  • Fuzio

    Most politicians in Nigeria are compromised by corruption. That is why you don’t see them stand up to Buhari in opposition as he rampages across the land with his ill advised and destructive policies.

    • new republic

      Very correct.

  • UOU

    All state governors should follow suit especially those in the south and middle belt, who are targeted for attacked or prone to be attacked by the Buhari Fulani Herdsmen. The Governors should be man enough and define Federalism the way it should be after all, they are not suppose to be under the President. They should not wait for, the narrow minded tribalist President who does not care, they must learn to defend their subjects or the other alternative may be worse

  • Otile

    May God protect Governor Fayose from his distractors and evil men. May God give him long life for his exemplary leadership. All say Amen.

    • Senator D

      Ol’boy this man get courage ooo… I fear for his life…

      • PolyGon2013

        He is an Ekitis man. Don’t worry. If any death comes to Fayose over this, the whole nation will face the consequences.

        • Otile

          May Almighty and Merciful God in His infinite mercy protect and bless Governor Fayose. He is a leader with courage and foresight.

        • Julius

          lolz. We are but, Fayose is a little bit crazy for us. Talk too damn much for my liking. Ekiti people are hard headed but, talk less. We stand by our principles and protect our own and our visitors. Case in point Fajuyi took bullet protecting an Ibo man. What do we get from the Ibos ? Nada but, name calling, cowards and slaves they call us. I pity them. Same Fulani herdsmen went to their backyard and killed some people, what did they do ? Calling the UN and the International community online !. Yeye people. Bunch of cowards !!

          • Kñîghtš Tëmpłær

            Coward, at least your father was able to finance your studies from profits he made selling lands to an Igbo man…

      • Otile

        He is the kind of leader we need. With leaders like him equity, justice, and fairness would reign, there would be no need for agitation because tribalism would be gone.

        • Fuzio

          We need more like him. Unfortunately they are all compromised by corruption and may be afraid of EFCC. That is why they are keeping low profile in the face of this Northern fanatic inside the Rock.

    • Julius

      I thought you said all Yorubas are cowards and Fulani slaves. See yourself so. Your brave people didnt do shit when those same Fulani came to your back yard and killed some innocent citizens. Here you are praying for Fayose. See the irony ?

      • Kñîghtš Tëmpłær

        All humanity rejects such barbaric acts and savagery by the Hausa/Fulani peasants…Respect to the Igbos and Yorubas for not retaliating…Civilized people don’t fight against barbarism with barbarism…

        • Otile

          Why do you waste your precious time on a school drop out who does not make sense? Ignore him, let him realize that silence is the best answer to a_fool.

        • Julius

          Mr. civilization, all your governors has to do is what crazy Fayose just did. Nobody is asking you to fight and kill them in retaliation. Got it ?

  • Maverick

    He doesn’t even need your love.

    • Julius

      Not at all. A fake love at that . Respect !

  • Godwin

    @Senator D and others like him, what is so special in Fayose action, is the security of the state not in his jurisdiction? Do you expect President to come to Ekiti State and others states? Has President not mandated Nigeria Police to crushed any herdsmen that do otherwise? Please let us all be realistic in our comments and on the issue of governance. The governor should sit down and stop making unnecessary noise. Is he d only governor in Nigeria? @austine007:disqus are u not d one that make unnecessary remarks on this governor on d issue PDP palaver, now to you he has done spectacular thing. He should just go and sit down and work for his state. Tomorrow the same governor will talk on another thing. It does not mean other governors are not working because they are not lousy or talkative. Empty barrel make a lot of noises. That is Fayose for you.

    • PolyGon2013

      You need to shut up. Other governors from the south should follow suit. Ekitis are known for their bravery. I am not a fan of Fayose, but I fully support him here.

      • Tori Tautes

        Good action but why look for a way to get the president involved and insulted in anything he does if it isn’t political????????

        • PolyGon2013

          I do not support Fayose on insulting the president. And by the way all things in politics is political. That is what opposition is supposed to do.

      • Godwin

        It is people like u that needed thorough reexaminations and what is bravery in what he has done. Are u saying being thuggery equal bravery? Waoh indeed u need to go back to school. Out of 36 governors it is only fayose that is bravery with all his unnecessary noises here and there. Today Buari and tomorrow PDP. Well empty barrel like fayose always ended up in jail. Watch out.

  • GEJ FOREVER

    BUHARI’S DOCTRINE OF THE SUPREMACY OF FULANI COWS OVER NON HAUSA-FULANI NIGERIANS MUST BE TRASHED!

    But it is not going to be easy because Buhari has successfully configured the security architecture of Nigeria in the hands of the Hausa-Fulani Muslims alone to the exclusion of all other ethnic blocs in Nigeria.

    It is so bad that the present Police IG has no choice but spend all his time and men protecting Hausa-Fulani Cows and their murderous terrorist Islamic Jihadist Herdsmen.

    Think about this:

    Minister of Defense – Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    Minister of Internal Affairs – Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    Minister of Justice/ Attorney General – Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    DG – Department of State Security (DSS) – Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    NSA – National Security Adviser – Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    Chief of Army Staff – Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani

    • Tori Tautes

      How many names have you listed??
      How many are from the south??
      you do not have any point

  • AFRICANER

    Up you, Fayose!

    Just about when I decided that Nigeria and Nigerians weren’t worth my time commenting on these forums, then you rose up with tangible action. I may still boycott opining about Nigeria and Nigerians, but before I take that decision, I just wanted to say ‘Carry Go’, don’t stop here; implement an eye for an eye, if possible CAUSE WAR!

    • Julius

      Hahahahaha, look at you praising Fayose when you didnt do shit when the same thing happened in your land. I thought you people are claiming to be the bravest humans on the planet . Really ?

      • Oluwasanmi Yusuf

        Julius,dont worry,buhari will soon order fulani”s to visit ur house and village as u are nt satisfy with fayose verdict.

        • Julius

          I didnt say I wasnt with Fayose on this. I was exposing all these Ibo fake praising of him. I dont buy it .

  • alabi olubunmi

    Freedom of movement is guaranteed in d constitution. Playing to d gallery and deceiving gullible people. The herdsmen issue needs to be adressed but u can’t ban people from moving in Nigeria. Sensible people are looking for other ways to curb d menace.

    • ekiti man in USA

      Freedom of movement as guaranteed in the constitution does not include moving cattle on the street and constituting a nuance to the general public my friend.

      • alabi olubunmi

        There are laws onovements of nomads across Africa. That’s why they don’t collect visa to cross between countries.

        • Shehu

          You seem to be mixing up things here. The issue Fayose is talking about is the movement of cattle and grazing . Nomads can move freely even in Ekiti state provided they are not grazing their cattle. Also the national constitution of Nigeria overides any African charter you refered to.
          In any case , can you provide a link to the source of your information.

          • alabi olubunmi

            Nomads without cattle? Why are they called nomads?

          • Garvey

            Were southerners ever nomadic? Nomadic law cannot be imposed on the south just as Amadioha and Orunmila was not imposed on the north.

          • alabi olubunmi

            Google Is ur friend and so am I. Cheers

        • Otile

          What are those laws? Al-Taqiyya guises to spread Islam across Africa. If you are truly Yoruba don’t cry more than the bereaved. Let the Fulani herdsmen speak for themselves, you are not their spokesman. At best you can invited them to graze on your ancestor father’s land. Palava finish.

        • Iniabasi Akpan

          Any wonder why boko hsram thrives in d north?criss crossing…. They move into Nigeria at will.
          God bless fayose for this brave decision.

    • John Wayne

      You’re wrong. Yes constitution guarantees freedom of movement but what Fayose is talking about is the movement of cattle and grazing by cattle is now forbidden in the state. That is not against the constitution. As a citizen you can move freely but you can’t just get into a car and drive freely without a valid driver’s licence. That is against the law and the constitution. The same situation applies here. Fayose is regulating the movement of cattle and grazing in the state and he’s within his rights as the gov of the state to do so

      • alabi olubunmi

        BRother please we can check this out. 5here is an African charter on movement of nomad. U can’t ban their movement as it stands at the moment.

        • Garvey

          The African Union is not a supranational entity. Even the EU has struggled to impose these kind of laws let alone the AU. I am not acknowledging the veracity of your claim of the existence of the charter.

      • new republic

        very correct

    • new republic

      My advice to Fayose is to costitute a vigillante group from all the local govt,to protect his people.

      • Otile

        But your advice is not to advise the raping Fulani herdsmen to do their grazing on their own farmlands, ko?

    • Garvey

      Freedom of movement of what? Humans or cattle? Why is there sharia in some states that restrict the movement of pigs? Can you rear pig in sharia states? Come on, I have followed this argument a bit an you seem to be misinterpreting the constitution of the FRN. There are serious caveats that you have decided to overlook.

      • alabi olubunmi

        Movement in d constitution does no say only humans but u can restrict property or animals. Fayose is opening pa dorcas box. Tmmr a governor wud say bcos of militants I ban all ijaw from my state except they do this or that.

  • Josephrainz Allwell

    I fear for Ekiti people. These fulanies are very dangerous. The ones that carry out such attacks are not the usual ones we see. They are some devil from where only God knows. I hope and pray that this fayose’s action will not attract those devils.

  • alabi olubunmi

    There is d African charter on movement of nomadic people which is a hindrance to the Nigerian government issuing bans apart from the constitution.. it is not just making emotional pronouncements to ride on the angst of the people like Donald Trump. It takes more to lead.

  • alabi olubunmi

    Just like saying a state has banned the movement of tomato through their state. Since freedom.of movement of persons is guaranteed. So is anything that belongs to him. Fayose should look for more creative and intelligent ways to deal with this. This is the decision of someone who is too lazy to think of intelligent ways so just takes blanket decisions. His attorney general should advise him

    • Otile

      Say what you want to say, so far you have said nothing.

      • Ademola

        Alabi Olubunmi sounds very intelligent whereas your reply to his post makes you out as someone in dire need of some basic education.

    • Watch man

      But tomatoes do not move around like cattle, neither is there any evidence in history of where tomatoes walk into peoples farm to destroy it. Do they?

      • alabi olubunmi

        It’s someone’s property. That’s nt even the issue. People should familiarise themselves with the African charter on rights of nomadic people to cross between countries and move around grazing unhindered. Don’t get me wrong chief, something must be done about 5he herdsmen but u can’t ban them as it stands now. You have to look for more clever way to deal with them

        • Watch man

          That is why govt should create ranches on the interim. I read that Audu Ogbe said grasses would be imported from Brazil for this purpose. If they could truly do that and bill the cost to the herdsmen to pay over a period of time, that would check the issue of cattle moving into poor peoples farm to destroy their crops. Or don’t you think so?

          • alabi olubunmi

            We waste enough foreign exchange already
            That is not a very smart idea. There is enough green belt in nigeria to cater for all without disturbing each other. I believe we have smart people who can find a lasting solution to this

          • Watch man

            I totally agree with you. I do hope that govt would look deeply inward to find a lasting solution

          • POPSON

            @watch man and @ alabi olubunmi you guys are awesome . I really enjoy your intellectual engagements without necessary being abusive. This is good for this forum….. you made my day and I learnt a lot from your reactions and counter reactions. Keep it up!

          • Watch man

            Thanks my dear!

          • alabi olubunmi

            Thanks. Glad I could air my views.

          • alabi olubunmi

            Yes brother. It was nice engaging with u. Cheers

          • Watch man

            God bless you richly!

          • Kotoh

            @Alabi and @Watchman,,kudos to both of you,,I enjoyed your educative and beautiful discourse,,,

          • emmanuel

            fraudster foolani man. You cannot use fake names to confuse us. We are all ready for you guys now.
            I hope Tinubu, Akiolu, Oinbajo, Adeboye, Ambode, have gotten the message? While they spent money preparing for his visit, he told Amosun same APC SW man to come to Abuja; having known long ahead of yesterday that he would not come (Protocols for Amosuns visit was not confirmed yesterday after Buhari said he would not come). So APC SW Governor betray his borther?

          • alabi olubunmi

            AppreciateD bro
            We can’t leave forums like this to trolls alone

          • Watch man

            Thanks my dear!

        • Watch man

          Note that there is a caveat to the charter you mentioned. The Article 12 part 2 says, “Every individual shall have the right to leave any country including his own, and to return to his country. This right may only be subject to restrictions, provided for by law for the protection of national security, law and order, public health or morality”. So, if what the herdsmen are doing is against peoples security and order, such as carrying AK47 to kill people, and to destroy peoples’ means of livelihood then govt would be at liberty to look for solution just like Fayose is trying to do. Or don’t you think so?

          • alabi olubunmi

            National security. Restriction is not ban. Since the national hasn’t taken steps then the state can’t..it didn’t say started security but national. That’s why I said is it nt agents of federal govt that would enforce it

          • Watch man

            Beautiful! By Nigeria’s constitution, the control of state land is within the purview of the state govt. That is why Buhari (through his aide) appealed to state governors to assist in the area of land provision. So, I think Fayose is acting within the law.

          • alabi olubunmi

            Brother .enjoying our intellectual engagement but u see no state can restrict movement. This was proved when ebun adegboruwa tested the lagos sanitation restriction and won. No one ever thought to test it in court. How would fayose enforce it. Oya answer. Except he wants to use militias cos he can’t give the federal police or army that order. That would breed chaos.

          • Watch man

            The constitution provides for vigilantes. That is why OPC is not dead; that is why the former Abia state governor used Bakassi Vigilante to dismantle Osisikankwu when he was terrorising Abia state. At that time, even the military and police became helpless because of the modus operandi of those boys. The present governor is tinkering on resurrecting reformed Bakassi because of this herdsmen issue. So, if well managed, a good vigilante could be useful. Do not forget that it was civilian vigilante that rescued the Chibok girl that visited Buhari last week.

          • alabi olubunmi

            I might be wrong but I don’t think constitution provided for vigilantes. Hence the ban on opc and the likes. Sometimes they are very necessary like the boko haram cjtf but in this case it would only fuel more problem. Note that this herdsmen thing is nt only in ekiti. What ur advocating is every state should have armed vigilantes. That’s not going to happen. In the open sha cos it can happen codedly. Then d vigilante kill herdsmen and help themselves to d spoils ie cows and then the herdsmen retaliate. If u follow the venue tragedy, d herdsmen claimed some of their leaders were killed 3 yrs ago and they waited 3 years for reprisal. No justification for the massacre and our government failed in its most important duty of securing life and property. Ita a vicious cycle that would continue if stepa that address concerns of all parties aren’t taken.

          • Watch man

            Remember that there were a couple of security info sent to the police about the imminent attack at Nimbo but they did nothing. That was why they transferred the police commissioner. If the police had acted on time, the killing would have been checked. Also, it is the constitutional duty of the state governor to protect lives and properties within his state. If he chooses to constitute a vigilante for that purpose, he has not acted out of the ordinary. If other state governors wish to do same they would be acting within the bounds of their constitutional mandate. All this would send a signal to the Federal govt that Nigeria is over-ripe for restructuring.

          • Jon Lawrence

            But unfortunately the state governor has no enforcement forces. Hence they had to work with the central government rather making arbitrary statements beyond their remits of power.

          • emmanuel

            Restructure with the fake numbers at the NASS used to shoot down every meaningful proposals and bills meant to develop Nigeria?
            Wat, they will allow you develop Nigeria in peace!

          • alabi olubunmi

            Too many intrigues. U can’t rule out politics or the police realising they are incapable of facing motivated and highly armed killers. Nigerian police has had its issues for a long time. We desperately need to restructure. That I agree. We are not going anywhere fast as currently constituted.

          • Richard Oyewole

            Mr olubunmi, Prof. Whole Soyinka said that the man died when he ought to take action and he did not. The Fed. Govt. could av nip this in the bud when violence started. But bcos nothing was done to desuade heardsmen, every community is arming it, s youth to confront them i e OPC, agbekoya, local vigilante in south west, Bakassi, cult groups, local vigilante in south east. Let the truth be told, the fed govt are playing with fire if this issue is not properly addressed. If it takes our army yrs to fight Boko haram and yet can not wipe them out and see what is happening in south south with pipeline been blow up daily. I belief the President should be bold enough to tell this marauders to their face to be careful. When the fulanis are attacked in every state in south west and east don, t u think we are heading to another civil war?

          • alabi olubunmi

            The federal govt has failed and continue to fail us

          • Jika

            I think some people are too far gone to appreciate your genuine and unbiased as well as intellectually sound position you have taken on this issue.May God save us from us.

          • Jon Lawrence

            There is no Nigeria law that authorized the use of vigilantes. Name such a law. Nigeria is a lawless society. Most things people do, even those in authority are strictly unconstitutional and unlawful but because they goes unchallenged, to an ordinary folk like you, it seems legitimate when it isn’t. Take for example, the daily misuse of siren by public officials.

          • Jon Lawrence

            No law empowers any state government or governor to restrict the movement of any Nigerian. Unless you are the only one aware of such law.

          • Rominiyis

            The constitution you are so enslaved to is written illegally by military dictator who seized power by force and was not elexted . They place Benue and kwara in the north to have majority vote that is why people have requested constitutional conference . I and lot of Nigerians don’t think military dictator written constitution is just. It was purposely skew to enslave you and your region. How is kwara and Benue north. Look at your map.

          • alabi olubunmi

            That is anotherat ter entirely but fir now that is the constitution we use

          • igboham

            Does a cattle now have human rights in Nigeria?

          • Watch man

            Not at all!

          • Jon Lawrence

            Tell me how banning someone from conducting his business is a solution? Many robbers used registered taxis to rob their victims, so government should wake up and ban all taxi movement and their drivers because some robbery incident involved taxis?

          • emmanuel

            Af ew days ago, the Army banned use of 200 horse power boats in the Niger Delta to make for ease of military pursuit , does that make your argument watery and mumish? Is the a template to enslave the South?
            The Army should have deployed a higher Horse pwoer engine than tell people to waste their investment across the Land. will than halt Bombing Pipelines? No.
            That is even 100 times more senseless than Fayose’s stuff

          • Jon Lawrence

            Write the army legal office and they will tell you that, it is called an edict which is based on an existing law of Liability on dangerous activities and sports. Another question?

          • Jon Lawrence

            Even in the military era, they will take time to formulate a decree to backup their actions, that usually start with immediate effect.

          • Promise

            What are you insinuating ?? All these atrocities committed in those rural areas , where they not perpetrated by these so called herd’smen?? If a solution is what we need then ask Yourselves is any of those cows government properties ?? How do U justify U bringing Ur cows to my farm and eating up by crops thereby causing me a great deal of loss and if I stand up to say something U come with guns and kill my people rape women and detroy properties.. Do they compensate these farmers that they spoil their farms with cows so these farmers would be comforted maybe after selling these cows to make incomes which were smashed by these cows if the Answer is No then My Brother they should look for an ulternative to rear their so called cattles not doing so at the detriment of someone else please let’s be sensitive here.. I guess if this thing has happened to U or anyone close to U ,u would come to a better understanding of this inconvenience ing ,life treating situations

    • I could have agreed with you if our president walk the walk. Buhari is busy locking up Nigerians on all kinds pretenses. A violations of Nigerians civil liberties including freedom of movement. I think Buhari should face impeachment before we accuse Fayose of taking preemptive measures to save his citizens from the herdsmen AK47.

      • alabi olubunmi

        Bro the herdsmen issues must be addressed. But how is the issue? Now the first question is why did they start carrying arms. Growing up in luth and in amuwo odofin, I usually saw herdsmen move around with their cattle and d most dangerous thing they had was a stick. Why did they start carrying arms?.
        Ans: cattle rustling.
        It’s a very big business. It’s perpetrated by community members and also large international criminal gangs from other countries in the sahel and west African sub region. This herdsmen issue is big across Africa from key, Uganda to Sudan. Let me give u an example. South Sudan started a census system to curb the frequent crisis. So government agents or designated people count cattle belonging to people and tag them to track their movement electronically. They do it every 3 months l. So if u had 10 cows 3 months ago and u now have 100. U have to account for them and the tracking helps identify stolen cattle. This would remove the element of the herdsmen carrying arms around
        So no justification for arms. Anyone caught can then be punished. Don’t forget some of this herders who spoil farms and kill people are actually rustlers. That’s not to say there is no ethnic element to it. But u have to address issues from the roots. If u don’t address rustling, herdsmen would always justify need to carry arms. So let’s deal with it once and for all but not thru blanket ban or the likes. Who wants to enforce it. Is it nt agents of the federal government or does fayose have his own. If u attack them it only breeds more attacks.

        • VICTORY OKAFOR

          How can you say the most dangerous thing they had was a stick?
          Fulani herdsmen always go about with daggers and I am remember how they always destroyed our farmlands and threatened people with knives.
          Because of them, many women became afraid to go to the farm alone.
          They have killed many lives and they don’t like peace.

          • alabi olubunmi

            Brother I only gave my own experience not general
            U can’t compare dagger to ak47.even suya men carry dagger about. That is nt to say they attack people without provocation.their daggers were hidden

          • Garvey

            Without provocation? Should they even wield daggers? Which planet do you live on? They have ransacked entire communities without provocation. This has existed for almost 2 decades as I can remember how they robbed unsuspecting commuters, villagers and farmers along Oke Ogun road in the late 90s and early 20s.

          • alabi olubunmi

            That statement was on suya men
            .don’t quote me out of context

          • VICTORY OKAFOR

            How do you justify the killing of a farmer because he confronted the Fulani herdsmen destroying his farmlands with their cattles?

          • Jon Lawrence

            Where did you read him justifying killing of farmers? In Nigeria things are done based on emotion and never on rational basis. Alabi Olubunmi has given you his experience and why he thinks that the problem can be solved legislatively as in other sub Sahara African countries, rather than some meaningless half a minute populist statement that will make the situation even worse. What is the point of making law without any instrument to enforce such law?
            If the herdsmen decide to bring their cow, how is Fayose supposed to stop them without the police controlled by the federal government? In a civilized society, he should in Abuja talking to the president, parliamentarians and the minister of justice, searching for a workable final and peaceful solution but as an Agbero that he will always be, he busy creating more problems than the solution.

          • alabi olubunmi

            God bless you

          • alabi olubunmi

            Bro I never justified it. My point is looking for permanent solutions rather than sentimental senseless ones. The killings have to stop and people need to be punished. But u have to distinguish between rustlers, real nomads and boko killers.

          • emmanuel

            By who? their patron?
            Are you a fake Yoruba man or a Yorobber man?
            Like the fake Igbo man Rochas who is ashually a mullah?

        • Jon Lawrence

          My brother trying to educate some Nigerians, especially on anything that needs brain power is like trying squeezing out some blood from a stone.

          • emmanuel

            You educate? what were you taught at YOUR bUS stop University in the Arid Desert that has opened up your reasoning quotient to educate erudite scholars, learned minds and proper bred Southern Nigerian fellows?

          • alabi olubunmi

            Intellectual laziness is the biggest issue we have. Too many people have outsourced thinking to others.

          • Jon Lawrence

            The worst is even from the so called educated class. I had a cousin who, when he reason I questioned the sanity of the person or institution that awarded him a PhD.

        • emmanuel

          Do my village people steal cows? Does cattle rustling result to robbing peaceful people?
          Na God go punish you and your evil mind

        • Well, well. You just gave me a new angle to this. Rustling ? A long term solution would be ranches by the owners. Not by the government. Once upon a time here in the US we have cowboys traveling the length and breath of America with their cattle. Not anymore. Time to change in Nigeria. The herdsmen traveling thousands of miles a yr trekking all over the country belongs to the past and dangerous. Let them have ranches. It will save lives too.

          • alabi olubunmi

            That’s what everyone suggest but they are holding on to the fact that it’s their culture and their rights to continue doing so is guaranteed by the African charter on nomadic movement. So how do we work around this?

          • emmanuel

            By casting aspersion on Fayose. Thank God your APC President refused to visit Lagos today. Ear nor pain am again when he receive Amosun. Buhari called them Cattle Rustlers on his inauguration day and i concluded he would do evil with the people. The Foolanis in NASS have shot down all attempts to bring an end to grazing, so what do you want to do?
            My question to you, how many times have you heard that Cattles were stolen in Southern Nigeria?

          • All primitive culture can and should be changed. This is a new age for goodness sake. We still have cowboys in America who go to school. Let them have ranches. This cry about culture is the outcome of lack of education. They can’t even go to school because they are trekking all over the country. With ranches, they can go to school and still care for the cattle. Time to change is now. We are on the verge of a war.

          • alabi olubunmi

            That’s why gej tried creating no.afic schools that move around with them. Ranching us d solution but ant e forced on them at the moment. They also have to agree

          • If it’s the law they must agree. Culture or not. Otherwise they can face the consequences of flouting the law. The grazing indiscriminately every where is heading to explosive confrontation. It’s their choice. Ranches by the cattle owners will also minimize rustling. They can disagreed at their own peril.

        • asunmo

          Do we have Cattle rustlers in southwest, we should not take side in this matter, this barbaric act of killing and take over communities must stop. A reasonable governor needs to do this in order to secure the life of his people. Sentiment apart my heart bleeds when I see killings from these animal called fulani

    • Danfulani

      @alibi olubunmi – My friend go back to school. Look at your “movement of tomato” analysis used in comparison to movement of cattle. Do tomatoes have legs to move around states destroying farmlands? Tomatoes and Onions grown in the North and sent by rail or trucks to Southern markets is to you, identical to herds of cattle blocking every highway in the country and destroying cash crops of private citizens?
      Ekiti governor should be commended and should be emulated by all States not only in the South but in the North as well.

      • Jon Lawrence

        Your are supposed to be the intelligent one. Movement doesn’t have to involve having legs. It is a common use of language. Have you heard about the movement of jobs from one place to another, does it mean that jobs has legs? And you had the temerity and even very quick to be asking someone to go back to school? Lol

        • alabi olubunmi

          I didn’t bother replying him. Saw dust for brains. I don’t give trolls or abusive people the luxury of replying them

    • Etomi

      Gargantuan loony calling Fayose’s bold, assertive and intrepid move unintelligent…

      You are a disgrace!!!!

      My prayer for you is for the Fulani herdsmen to pay their bloody visit to your homestead and take turns in raping your wife, mother and sister, and proceed to plunder your assets and raze down what is left while we watch you speak of more creative ways of stopping the marauding and murderous perverts!!!!!

      1diot & arse!!!!!

    • Chukwuka Okoroafor

      The title of the article is a bit misleading. Fayose did not really ban freedom of movement. He just is now requiring the herdsmen to buy ranch land in Ekiti to continue their activities. The herdsmen can still move to the state and move around, just not with their cattle.

  • Julius

    Yea, for doing what you are too cowards to do when the same shit took place in your land. Typical !!

    • Chukwuka Okoroafor

      Julius, did you really have to make that comment? Come on now!

      • Julius

        No, I dont. But, some people will make you do that.

  • Correctness

    Fayose has taken the lead. I expect all governors to follow suit in their respective states.

    • Jon Lawrence

      Are you talking about governors without any police force? Governor who are made venerable by a mere appointed state police commissioner? You forgot Mbu vs Amaechi or Bishop Eyitene vs Jim Nwobodo in the 80s?

  • Ferra Realman

    A proof of pudding is in eating. A good action may come with bad intention and vice versa. It is not action that matter at time but the way and manner action is taken. This action may be taken diplomatically without insult and confrontation but guess what? Whatever action taken by wrong man will be wrong not matter the outcome of the action and vice versa.

    • JayGeeX

      Well maybe that explains why all the outcomes of this current government have been having wrong outcomes..

  • Oluwasanmi Yusuf

    Fayose, bravo. If buhari cant sanction his people, but given them atrocity harm weapon for grazing, we shall accordingly sanction them. Nobody is beyond correction

  • Larry oye

    this man is a tyrant and a madman how can you implement new law without the legislative process even if it is legal for a state to do which i seriously doubt, second how is he going to enforce it? i hope he is not counting on federal law enforcement. he will only make the situation worst and pass the blame to buhari. this man must be hunted by buhari in his dreams, better be careful of heart attack.

    • absam777

      Agbero style of government. Ekiti is now a bolekaja state.

      • emmanuel

        Like Nigeria? Where animals carry arms to maul down people? Burundi, Rwanda and CAR have taught you Bantus the lessons you need to and you would get it soon in Nigeria

        • absam777

          Like Biafra? what you wrote makes no sense Another agbero

    • JayGeeX

      He did not implement a law. He restricted movement of a certain set of groups in the manner that is disruptive to the peace of the state and the security of the citizens…

      He has not said cows should not be reared.. He has just said they should not be moved around in this manner. Or you don’t believe he should do things in a manner that will protect the lives of the Ekiti people?

      Are you human?

      • Jon Lawrence

        So what is the different between your bereft explanation and someone making law? Lol

        • emmanuel

          I would rather call you Abdul or Mullah, your sense is just a quarter above you nama!

          • Jon Lawrence

            I take it you have nothing to say in this civilized debate and lively discussion, hence your name calling contribution? You can go to the Kim Kardashian story section, that might suit you better and leave this to the grown ups.

        • JayGeeX

          Appears you have learned to laugh at yourself.. That’s good.. Now do you have a point in there somewhere?

          • Jon Lawrence

            Shouldn’t he allow the legislature in his state to make the law first before promoting a non existing law? His state law makers hasn’t even got the constitutional right to delve into such area of law because it is well below their constitutional mandate. It is a federal issue which should come under the Land use Act. Only the national assembly to can make such law and then the state will use it as a guide to pass any bill towards it implementation in their state executives who will need a federal control police force to enforce it.

          • JayGeeX

            He did not make a law…. He banned an activity that is causing a security breach. He is proposing in the meanwhile that his state legislature should make it a full blown law… Where is the problem?

            And what area of law IS then within the states constitutional mandate… Because as far as I see, this one is about protecting the lives and property of the people of his state..

            Federal issue about land use? Has he said they should not use land for cattle rearing?

            John… It’s either you are too impatient or too stubborn to comprehend the issues here. Or maybe the years under military rule has dulled your will to be a free human.

          • Jon Lawrence

            What is a ban in your intellectual and legal mind? Lol. How can you ban something without a law or a rule? Law-Ban-Enforcement/Punishment is like a triangle.

          • JayGeeX

            Ok. I hear you… SO the ban on using tinted glasses on cars or securing permission to use them…. Is it a ‘law’? How many readings has it passed through?

            It’s when you want to play ostrich that you start saying nonsense..

          • Jon Lawrence

            The ban on tinted glasses come from a clause in the federal traffic law. That is how it work. Every ban or proscription has a law that backs it up, if not it is meaningless. Even during the military. It is called decrees. I am tired of repeating myself.

          • JayGeeX

            Read out the clause to us please… And while you are at it, look for the one that can allow a state governor to make pronouncements that will be seen to be protecting the citizen’s lives… I am sure it’s there… The same way the president has sworn an oath to protect lives of the citizens…

          • Jon Lawrence

            You should be thanking me for educating you for free. Lol

          • JayGeeX

            You must be the teacher Fela referred to in his song…

    • emmanuel

      weda na Musa be your name or shehu, God don shame una. If you are not ST**id, how did Buhari take loan for rebuilding NorthEast, spend Dividend from NLNG? or tell Dangote and Atiku to come take Federal Government money to build cattle feed factories across Nigeria. Did he go through the NASS? You Mullah, dey think say una get sense well well. You nor know say na Fulani HERDSMEN PALAVER GO FINALLY BREAK NIGERIA?
      Moron!

    • Promise

      u guys are just been sentimentally stu**d what do U mean ??? So a chief security officer of state taking precautionary measures has turned to a crime?? Did u not read the area He said that the bill would be sent to the House of Assembly members for due implementation?? So some part of the North can pass sharia law bill and it would be strictly adhered to and U think a part of the SW SE Or SS can’t do same even more when it comes to securing lives and properties of citizens then U lie.. Don’t worry abt the law enforcement agencies He would Use jst watch and see and dnt be shocked cos he would definitely surprise U.. Buhari is derailing from His words and commitments U remember He once said He is for everybody and He is for nobody is that what we are seeing as He has taken up the mantle fully the answer is No.. And trust me what ever the plans of these fulani’s are it wouldn’t work We are Niger Delta and we are ready for them ..

      • emmanuel

        Same foolani herdsman using Oyinbo names to misdirect this discuss! shame.

  • Garvey

    We are in a federal system of government and I believe that states have a leverage in certain facets of governance. We operate a republican system (at least in theory) which means that he cannot unilaterally promulgate decrees as though it was a military regime but they can have a legislative process that can outlaw this particular activity. If states in Nigeria have been devolved enough power to impose Sharia law alongside its very restrictive and conservative edicts, I believe that states from the south can also replicate this within the current constitutional framework. The exclusivity of security can be challenged on certain extenuating grounds.

    • JayGeeX

      You are getting ahead of yourself… Which orifice did you pull ‘decree’ out from… He did not ban cattle rearing, he has stopped nomadic cattle rearing within the state… IF moving cattle from one place to another is imperative to the trade, I am SURE he won’t object to seeing the cattle loaded on a truck and moved to the desired place.

      Note that he has said he will see propose it to his state legislature…

    • Etomi

      Gargantuan loony accusing Fayose of unilaterally promulgating decrees, instead of being human enough as to commend and recommend to other governors his bold, assertive and intrepid move in the face of the unremitting provocation of the Fulani herdsmen while Boohari maintains a reprehensible arms akimbo aloofness…

      You are a disgrace!!!!

      My prayer for you is for the Fulani herdsmen to pay their bloody visit to your homestead and take turns in raping your wife, mother and sister, and proceed to plunder your assets and raze down what is left while we watch you complain of unilateral promulgation of decrees!!!!!

      1diot & arse!!!!!

      • Ola Olukanni

        Etomi, you need to learn how to present your arguments without resulting to abusive or insulting language. It will make you a more sensible debater.

    • Ola Olukanni

      I disagree totally with you. This is democracy. The governor has the
      right to issue executive orders to protect the citizens of his state
      when criminals engage in disguise to perpetrate atrocities such as the
      killings. It is an urgent law which terminates at the end of his tenure.
      It may become law when the state assembly deliberate, fine tune, and
      pass it. The same can be adopted by other state assemblies. If about 2/3
      of the states adopt it, the national assembly may deliberate on and
      pass the same, it becomes a federal law. and an amendment of the
      constitution. However, such an order by the governor or a law by the
      state if it goes against the constitution of the nation may be
      challenged at the law court. The supreme court has the final say.

  • absam777

    Fayose is surely going to make history. Watch out for the state that is going to be under administration during the term of the same governor who was once sacked to make way for an administrator. Ekiti is a bolekaja state.with agbero governor

  • Wale

    “I have directed that cattle rearing and grazing should stop in Ekiti
    State and those interested in cattle farming should henceforth do so in
    their own cattle ranch”.

    As the chief executive and chief security officer of Ekiti state, Gov. Fayose has the power and authority to issue executive orders pending the approval or reversal by the legislative body, so, the governor is not out of bounds in this case.

    • Ola Olukanni

      I agree absolutely.

    • PolyGon2013

      I totally agree.

    • Gbola

      But how is he going to enforce it without any STATE POLICE ??

      The Ekiti state Assembly can pass all the laws they want BUT can it be effectively enforced without being passed into LAW at NASS ??

      The Police Force belongs to the Federal government NOT Ekiti state.

      Hence when Fayose’s self-made Law is disobeyed, which Police would he call to apprehend the offenders ??

      Abi you think OPC can serve as Ekiti state police without being permitted by our Constitution ???

      Abegiiii.

  • new republic

    See the killing in Benue state and Enugu ,the govs did nothing,only calling Abuja while his people been killed in his eyes.

  • FreeNigeria

    So how una go dey chop llama llama na/ or do una party for Ekiti?

    • emmanuel

      Dem go carry with smaller trucks to abattoirs from their landing spot. Dem nor get money to chop nama, so dem must sell am. they cannot strike, even if they do; Fish rearers, POULTRY, SEA FOOD ETC WOULD FILL THE GAP.
      Afterall, most homes have cut down on feeding pattern now in order to survive Buhari evil and dead econometrics!

      • teflonjones

        Lol @ your last paragraph.

        • emmanuel

          Even in my home? It is not a joke, because those who need real support from us are growing at Geometric rate by the day and it would be unwise seeing extended family members, acquaintances and staff staff choke to death of hunger and you do your normal pleasures!
          More legumes and other proteins aside from the expensive ones is better for it. Abi you nor see say the eateries are near empty these days?

  • marc umeh

    No leader of the southeast can take this brave step , even in the face of acute provocation.
    What they do is beg the feds to act !!!

    • PolyGon2013

      Ibos like to pick from the crumbs. Fayose has challenged them. Let us wait and see what ibo would do.

  • emmanuel

    SS and SE over to you. Small time una go say Yoruba lazy and dey fear foolani, here we are today.
    Yes the Judiciary jailed two of them last week, but that will not stop them from killing, maiming, raping and armed robbery – God saved me some years ago, i would have entered their hands at about 9 pm wile on my way in Delta state.
    They are animals and must be so treated!

  • Cleartruth

    This is the only brave yoruba I have ever seen in recent times. All others are cowards. God bless Fayose

    • Nevergiveup

      how many brave ibos have you seen in recent times? Why should every move be seen from ethnic prism?

      • emmanuel

        This is an ethnic thing, It is from Berom to Jukun, Zagon Kataf, Gwari/Gbagyi, Idoma, Igala, Okun, Oro, Efik, Ibibio, Igbo, Ikwerre, Ijaw, Isoko, Urhobo, Itsekiri, Edo, Ishan, Afemai, Yorubas and Afonjas etc against Foolani. e don do!
        Gideon Orkah was a man, but too hasty in pronouncement!

    • PolyGon2013

      Dummy, Yoruba have always been brave. We just wait and studied things carefully. Which any of your ibo leaders have shown any bravery in this government? None.

  • Jon Lawrence

    Although under present constitutional relationship between states and the central government, States through their law making body can make such law by themselves or which was sent to them as a third members bill from the governor or any other citizen of the state. So a governor cannot wake up and claimed to have ban something, especially something above his jurisdiction. The issue of grazing come under the federal law through the Land Use Act, formally known as the Land Use Decree of 1976.
    But even for the purpose of argument, how is he supposed to enforced his ban when the federal government controls all the instruments law enforcement from A-Z?

    • teflonjones

      Just look and learn.

    • Ola Olukanni

      I disagree totally with you. This is democracy. The governor has the right to issue executive orders to protect the citizens of his state when criminals engage in disguise to perpetrate atrocities such as the killings. It is an urgent law which terminates at the end of his tenure. It may become law when the state assembly deliberate, fine tune, and pass it. The same can be adopted by other state assemblies. If about 2/3 of the states adopt it, the national assembly will deliberate on and pass the same, it becomes a federal law. and an amendment of the constitution.

      • Jon Lawrence

        Democracy doesn’t guarantee you every right. There are boundaries and jurisdiction every person must not cross in a democracy and the alternative is anarchy.
        I am always willing to learn, so if you knew the part of the constitution where a governor can willy nilly pronounce a law against the freedom of movement of any Nigerian whatever his reason? please let me know about it.
        Not even the president can do such a thing, unless such a law is passed at the federal level of which the state houses of assembly can then follow suit and pass a state version of it without going above the remits of the federal version.
        This is more of a legislative and judicial issue. Not the territory of the executive, especially State governor who cannot even enforce the law he was making, when the police is control from the centre. Fayose as usual makes just empty noises because he understood Nigerians and their peculiar mind set of not dealing with facts and reality but rather fictions and conspiracy theories.

    • Gbola

      USELESS AND MEANINGLESS LAW BY AN ILLITERATE
      ——————————————————————-

      Suppose tomorrow, some Fulani herdsmen decode to go against Fayose’s self-made Law, and herd their cattle right in the middle of Ekiti, what next ??

      Which Police is Fayose going to call to arrest the Fulani herdsmen ??
      Ekiti state Police ?

      Which Court is he going to charge them to ??
      Ekiti state Court ??

      And if there’s an Appeal, which Court of Appeal would here the case ??
      Ekiti STATE court of Appeal ??

      And upon conviction, which prison would they serve their sentence ??
      Ekiti State Prison ??

      Assuming Ekiti state Assembly passes this Law, can Ekiti state Law OVERULE Nigeria’s Federal Law ???

      UTTER RUBBISH !!

    • Etomi

      Where did you get all this nonsense Mr. Man wannabe lecturer?

      Where?

      You are busy feigning academic and political correctness while the president is so sinisterly and cynically aloof to the mayhem being visited on hapless citizens across the country by Fulani herdsmen…

      Rather that pillory the president for his clueless or indeed complicit approach to the satanic activities of the herdsmen, here you are criticizing the bold and legally in order action of a state governor who is proactive enough to pick the gauntlet to deal decisively with the problem….

      We are talking of the serial and unremitting onslaught of arms-trotting Fulani herdsmen because of whom thousands have been dispatched to their early graves and here you are busy talking rubbish about the constitution and other allied statutes whose purport and intendment you barely understand….

      I won’t join issues with your gymnastics, suffice only to say to you sharrap and get some more enlightened citizen to educate you!!!!!

      • Jon Lawrence

        I rather discuss issues and not name calling and abuse. If you got no alternative problem solving opinion from mine. Then am not your man to talk to. Have good life.

  • Chudi Anunobi

    Please let’s put sentiments aside, this is a dangerous way to go about things. The import of this his action has grave national consequences. Suppose a northerner governor declares that southerners can no longer ply their trade in his northern state, where will that lead us? We should be careful that people like Fayose do not lead us to war in order to destroy the country due to his hatred for Buhari. Caution please, caution.

    • Etomi

      Sharrap!!!

      Fear paralyses!!!!!

      There is nothing dangerous about his move…

      As chief security officer of his state he reserves the liberty to do all humanly possible to protect the people of Ekiti State..

      If this is what we need to rethink and rejig Nigeria’s irritating federalism, so be it…..

      This is the best way to go if you want to get Buhari to come down from his high horse!!!!!

      • Akiika

        But then…you don’t have to be abusive…it is childish! He has an opinion, you have a contrary one.
        It’s only an online comment, you don’t have to throw decorum out of the window.
        Be respectful and comport yourself at all times.

        • Etomi

          You are a very presumptuous scallywag masquerading as if having all your faculties complete!!!

          What in your skewed mind sounds like abuse in my answer to @Chudi Anunobi!!!!

          You don’t come here and emotionally blackmail me with your gutter lingo and think I won’t be able to spot your type and shoot you down….

          1dd1ott!!!!!!

    • emmanuel

      Which nation? who want Nigeria?
      The earlier we divide; the better!

    • teflonjones

      Loan a brain first before commenting.

    • Ola Olukanni

      Nigeria remains a united country. The measure Gov Fayose has taken is the best to provide security as the Chief Security Officer of his state. His sensitivity should be applauded. He did not say they cannot sell their cattle in the state but those Bokoharams who disguise as cattle herdsmen killing our people should be stopped. Killing people is not a trade but criminal. They must be apprehended and face the music. Who knows exactly who these people are? The style of killing is similar to ISIS/BOKOHARAM, we must not tolerate.

      • Chudi Anunobi

        Ola, I condemn violence in all in entirety. May I ask, what would make a Fulani man to suddenly wake up and decide to wreak carnage upon his host community? We need to do a dispassionate investigation of the whole scenario. Half a story has never been told.

        • emmanuel

          Is this man in Iceland? If yes, it is rather unfortunate that you are out of touch with your people if you are an Igbo man, but i suspect you are foolani.
          I tell a story now, The OIC’s explore Oil in the SS, SE and Ondo State, they steal, degrate the environment and their Pipeleines rupture from age. Then they bribe a few locals and continue with the degraded enviroment. so the people get angry, take up arms and wrestle the OIC’s and the state. Should there not be environmental remediation and because of the cheating the boys begin to either sanotage or feed illegally from it, sharing of Oil blocks to the people has never been considered? but no, the FG should rather bomb and silence them. Yet you have not bothered to get the peoples true story.

          • Chudi Anunobi

            Emmanuel, Let us engage in an intellectual discussion and try to refrain from insults. Suppose, just suppose that an investigation is carried out and it is found that some Fulanis were murdered which made them come out in reprisal attacks? Im just saying that the first step is to find out why this is happening so much all of a sudden.

          • emmanuel

            I visit my village regularly. We had Commercial farms in my village and some neighbouring Comunities before i left. They have always be callous people. So stop your intellectual discuss.
            We lsot a lot of our produce to them and they would threaten you with their daggers and kill then. My friends mother in-law was rapped and mudered for protesting her destroyed farms.
            Long before now, my people never knew that most of the murders in farms were by then until some were caught.
            You can deceive other, i already know you are foolani and Rommel for that matter!

          • Chudi Anunobi

            My condolences on your loss.

        • PolyGon2013

          Violence is not good, but sometimes you need to meet violence with violence to checkmate violence.

          • Gbola

            And then peace would result from the combination of both Violence ??

          • PolyGon2013

            Yes. When someone keeps shooting at your house everyday and the person did not stop after several appeals,the only solution is to shoot at that bastard. It is that simple homeboy.

          • Gbola

            Hehehhehehe.

            Okay sir.

            Jungle Law I suppose .

        • Mario Chris

          Chudi go ahead & do the investiga…& give us ur report on why these foolanis killed @ will & go back 2 their base secured by d FG under buharam.

        • Netanyahu

          This boy is smoking something not good for his ill-formed brain. His people should keep an eye on him before he escapes into the street with no dress on. This is how madness starts.

    • Wise Head

      My suspicion is that you hiding behind an Igbo name to spew this claptrap. Use your real name

      • emmanuel

        i just made same comment now. He is foolani

      • Chudi Anunobi

        Mr Wise Head, I don’t know your ethnicity, nor does it matter. I am only interested in the content of your contribution.

    • Guest

      In 2000,Ex- Governor Yerima declared Zamfara State a Sharia state, followed by 11 other states in the North and there was no war. Why should there be any war because Ekiti State bans movement of cattle?? (cattle rearing allowed, but in ranches)
      BTW, if there is war because of cattle, who and who will be fighting whom exactly?

    • Mario Chris

      Chudi! Chudi!! Chudi!!!

    • Rominiyis

      He said they can ranch their cattle. Grazing around is what is banned.

    • Anonymous

      Coward, go and hide behind your wife. You shameless and ball-less fiendish weakling.

  • emmanuel

    Fayose, please let your OPC guys be on the standbye. All Southern states, get your vigilantes on the standbye, because their Miyetti Allah head would tell them to dare you and it will be bad if they slaughter your people and then FG would set up commission on enquiry headed by a recognition thirsty Yoruba muslim. That would just be an insult upon Injury.
    Fayose, you made us proud when you used Okada Riders and the masses in Ekiti from allowing Tinubu APC Lawmakers Ffrom entering Ekiti State before you were sworn-in.
    Please adopt same template to prepare ahead of Buhari daring you by his men coming for slaughtering!

  • Hassan Lawal

    …seriously,this is a test for our democracy . I don’t like gov. Fayose, but I think am with him here. …Our president’s body language on the fulani herdsmen’s killing rampage could be likened to GEJ’s body language corruption matters.

    • PolyGon2013

      Yep. You are right.

    • Gbola

      This is NO TEST for nothing.

      This is merely Fayose’s public display of Lunacy.

      Have you ever sat down to think of how Fayose’s self-made Law would be enforced ??

      Basically,
      Suppose tomorrow after Fayose passes this Law in Ekiti state Assembly, some Fulani decide to go against this Fayose-Law.
      So what next !!

      Ekiti state doesn’t have its own police force.

      So which Police would he call to apprehend the offenders ??

      The NPF wouldn’t answer him because this Fayose-Law isn’t in the Constitution to which the NPF must enforce ??

      So tell me exactly how Fayose intends to enforce this law .

      Utter Rubbish ! !

      • Hassan Lawal

        Sir, rightly put, this decision would or could accelerate the implementation of true democracy in Nigeria and moreover set a platform for real federalism and finally , in my opinion the creation of state police..

        • Gbola

          Well.

          Until then !!

      • Rominiyis

        They have sharia police in the sharia state. Time for governor with backbone in the south. He has commission traditional hunters to protect the town. Before Nigeria we have security. Federation with Nigeria does not imply loss our land and security.

        • Gbola

          And ypu think it’s constitutional for a governor to commission traditional hunters to hunt any Fulani herdsmen that dare step into Ekiti state ??

          • Rominiyis

            No, that killed, as they have been doing. Or graze cattle openly and indesriminately instead of ranch. The act of grazing openly is itself an invitation for disaster because cow can not distinguish between Planted crops and grass. Why can’t we do things right for once . I can’t understand people who see simple solution and prefer trouble.

      • emmanuel

        mullah keep quiet!

      • Dele Awogbeoba

        For the benefit of readers only, Nigeria operates a federal system of government. Which means state governments can regulate economic activities within their respective states. As long as such laws do not conflict with the constitution (as the proposal espoused by Fayemi does not) then the police in each state must enforce local Nigerian law. Practically, Buhari can give orders to his officers not to implement or enforce state laws. If that happens and more large scale killings of people by herdsmen ensue in Ekiti state then Buhari can be tied directly to the actions of the herdsmen once it is proved that orders were given to ignore legitimate laws of Nigeria. Secondly and more damaging, Buhari is now politically exposed in the politically critical NC and SW. He will now be tied to the herdsmen and their actions and will result in people in the SW and NC feeling unsecured with Buhari in power. He will then lose the entire South and NC in the next election. Thirdly, Buhari would be guilty of not enforcing the law as he was sworn to do when he was sworn in. All it takes is for the senate to call in the IG and ask the IG whether he was instructed to ignore the enforcement of a valid law duly passed by the appropriate authorities in Ekiti state. Fourthly, Buhari will be politically exposed internationally when the issue becomes internationalized.

        • Gbola

          For readers only.

          Does a State Governor have the right to BAN Fulani herdsmen, other livestock traders, or ANY OTHER NIGERIAN for that matter – access to a state or even access to a FG road in a state ??

          The Problem ISN’T NORMANDIC HERDING which is the movement of livestock animals from place to place in search of feeding.

          It’s the Trespassing of these Fulani herdsmen onto private farmland to graze.

          Of course in the western world, ranches are established for rearing cattle BUT in Nigeria, we still have the old-agevpractice of Normandic Herding all over the place.

          If Cattle rearers are required to buy a fixed land and also required to invest into the purchasing of Animal feeds to feed their cattle THEN we must also be prepared to bear the increase in the cost of isi-ewu and bokoto abi see baba-kano.

          I believe just like the government subsidizes the cost of fertilizers to help our farmers, the same government can either subsidize the price of animal feeds to aid these cattle rearers While also establishing Ranches in each region.

          FOOD SECURITY is a serious matter that needs government intervention at all times.

          I am in no way condoning the Violent acts of these Fulani herdsmen.
          I am merely seeking a solution to the matter.

          Nigerians love their meat.
          Nigerians aren’t vegetarians by nature.
          And I’m yet to see a Yoruba OR Igbo Cattle rearer.

          AR the end of the day, Normandic herders have always on one way or the other found a way to cohabilitate Peacefully amongst the general populace.

          So let’s give the FG a chance in solving this matter.

          Fayose enacting this Banning Law isn’t exactly a solution.
          It’s more of his lunatic self playing to the public gallery.

          • Dele Awogbeoba

            For the benefit of readers only, the proposed law does not “ban” herders. Herdsmen are free to move around Ekiti but they cannot do that with cows. The proposed law solely regulates the way they undertake their private venture. If the law is passed, then cattle grazing will be done within land either purchased or leased. The by product of the law is that it hopefully stops large scale genocide before it happens. At the moment, the police can only react once genocide has occurred.

            If the suggestion becomes law, then trespassing onto private land will no longer occur. Cattle rustling will also be better contained. thirdly, murderous killings of herdsmen and farmers will be avoided.

            Most Nigerians will pay more money for meat as opposed to face extinction in order to eat cheap beef.

          • Gbola

            This is NO GENOCIDE.
            Neither would it lead to one.
            And as such, you need not bring that word “Genocide” into this matter.

            It’s violence NOT AIMED AT WIPING ANY PARTICULAR ETHNIC GROUP but Ruthlessly and Criminally waged either as Vengeance against the death of one of theirs OR their trying to criminally impose their will on the owners of farmlands.

            Your Labelling of this as something that might lead to GENOCIDE is way out of order.

            What about Boko Haram that basically almost wiped out entire states in the North especially Borno state, was that a Genocide of Northerners by Northerners ??

            Again,
            We must be careful with our words here.

            As much as I don’t condone the Violent Killings by these Fulani herdsmen, we shouldn’t rush to Labelling it as something that can even lead to Genocide especially when no specific ethnic group has been OR currently IS systematically targeted.

            These Fulani herdsmen have operated their violence in Benue, Ondo, Ogun, and also in some states in the East.

            AND I don’t think it’s a North Versus East & West thing.

            Ypu may say that it can LEAD to more Violence BUT don’t bring in the word GENOCIDE just yet as that is very LEADING and INCITED a word in itself.

          • mo

            What i will tell you is that if you search deep, it is not the original herdsmen doing the killing but criminal in guise to give fulani ethnic a bad name. People started stereotyping them through possible bed bele and they will be forced to protect themselves which was what caused that of Ibadan that was stopped by the intervention of the state comissioner of police. No herdsmen will go on offence or defence without attack from cattle rustlers. I am no fulani but a critical thinker who reasons from possible different angles incase you want to attack me.

          • Gbola

            I totally support your argument here.

            Of course,
            Some of the killings were committed by Fulani herdsmen.

            But I also believe that some Boko Haram elements might have also hijacked the cause.

            Fulani herdsmen only have ONE AIM or OBJECTIVE.

            And it’s to roam around with their cattle in search of greener pastures to nourish and feed their cattle.
            That’s their ONLY Business.

            They don’t actually attain monetary gains from killing.

            Hence the Solution to the Problem lies in them finding ALTERNATIVE WAYS to feeding their cattles so that they Abandon this trespassing onto private farmlands which in turn is what leads to the Senseless and Criminal killings.

            We consume beef all over Nigeria.
            Hence it isn’t wrong for the government to come to the aid of these Normandic Cattle rearers by establishing Ranches in each region where animal feeds can then be subsidized and supplied.

            Afterall,
            The cost of Fertilizers is being subsidized to help farmers.

            So I believe we must dialogue aND find solutions rather than flaming Ethnic-Bigotry in disguise.

            For every problem, there lies a solution.
            And Fayose enacting a BAN on herding in the state IS NO SOLUTION.
            It only causes MORE DIVIDE — in my humble opinion.

          • mo

            Intelligent! I concur with you. The ban may look like a hatred towards the fulanis. I believe he should have dialouged enough or consult the federal before this decision was taken. The idea of ranch is not bad, but it could be put into whatever framework the federal may have as a solution to the problem. Fayose should get good advisers and he should not always think because ekitis sees themselves as no nonsense people, therefore, he will treat some delicate situation with levity. It could spell doom and unkown consequences. Intelligent reasoning is needed so as to avoid wider conflicts.

        • Gbola

          “…Nigeria operates a federal system of government. Which means state governments can regulate economic activities within their respective states. As long as such laws do not conflict with the constitution…. ”

          @Dele,
          IS it Constitutional for a state Governor to BAN a certain economic activity in his state ??

          Is the Problem Fulani herdsmen OR Fulani herdsmen TRESPASSING on private Farmland ??

          Don’t you think that we mustn’t rush to creating more division amongst our various Ethnic groups than we currently have ??

          Assuming the FG has land within Ekiti state, can this Governor BAN the FG from accessing it’s land in order as to establish ranches for Fulani herdsmen ??

          If there’s a FG road in Ekiti state AND the cattle herdsmen decide to use the FG road to move their herd through Ekiti state to some other states in the SW so as to go and sell during the Ile-ya period, can this Governor’s BAN be executed to halt their movement ??

          What if a truck is used to move the herd of cattle THROUGH Ekiti state to other states to sell, would this Governors Ban prohibit that as well OR would this be okay ??

          Since the BAN is to stop Fulani herdsmen anywhere in the state, is it possible that we can isolate the CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES of Fulani herdsmen from the movement of cattle from place to place ??

          Dialogue needs to be engaged to solve this problem in my opinion.

          I also hold the belief that some Criminals MIGHT be operating under the Guise of being Fulani herdsmen just to commit attrocities.

          Hence we must be careful in approachING this issue aND not cause more DIVIDE to an already fragile situation.

          Our Military are being wiped out one by one in Rivers state amongst other states in the SS and we’re not placing as much blame on the Perpetrators as we are at these Fulani herdsmen.

          All Violence MUST BE given the same attention be ot BY Fulani herdsmen OR AGAINST our Military by citizens.

      • mo

        It means no meat for ekiti people pending the time the fulanis can afford a ranch.

        • Gbola

          Lolll.

          Ekiti indigenes dont play with their ‘Asun’ oh.

          And contrary to popular beliefs, Asun is NOT ONLY from dog-meat.
          It’s also from goat meat.

          And I’m yet to see a Yoruba OR Igbo Goat, Ram, Cow or any other Cattle Herder.

        • Bigzy

          Better no meat than to let your town be overrun by mindless vandals and killers, who will snuff out a human life for no reason.

  • emmanuel

    Read my comment on May 29, 2015.
    I raised alarm while his speech was on; how he called foolani herdsmen Cattle rustlers and i said Buhari was upto something. The likes of Kay Soyemi, wahala and co who basked in the Euphoria of a fake man being President shouted me down.
    What are we seeing today, a President who would rather tell you another $ Trillion Dollar stolen from NNPC; as if NNPC operations since inception has ganerated that kind of amount.

  • ochula

    This is the only good news from Nigeria in a long time. The governor is being very practical and objective, and all southern governors should do the same. I remember in the early 1970’s, some northern governors proposed that southerners pay import duties for any groundnuts (peanuts) being shipped from the north to the south. They were reminded of palm oil and other crop produce that came from the south, and so they abandoned the idea. The southern states should not be afraid of taking this action. If they won’t sell their cattle to southerners, that’ fine – we can import from Cameroon or Brazil.

  • Ola Olukanni

    I want to commend Governor Fayose for his sensitive response to the heart killings by the cells of Bokoharam called “Herdsmen”. He has demonstrated the fact the he cares and has respects for human lives. I wish all other governors in other state will emulate his action. The executive order is in right. The state assembly can now fine tune it into a law. Area surveillance using helicopters and well equipped rapid response law-enforcement will go a long way to stop the carnage. There could be joint efforts by the Yoruba states to finance these security measures urgently. We can not fold our arms when the federal government remains insensitive to the ritual killings. Yoruba states must unite against massacres.

    • emmanuel

      Thank God Yoruba elites have joined heart with this man. Check what they did in Rwanda, Burundi and CAR in the past, they do not slow dow until they see counter force.
      I mean every bit of it. They want to take over this part of Africa – the Bantus and they have no apology. The East Africans have tamed them and the West and Central African is now the target.
      People be wise, they use Islam to decive the gullible muslims and occupy. Ask Aregbesola why his Arab musim brothers stopped funneling funds to him in spite of all the promises which made him go against Christians in a Land which Christian Institutions revived after the fall of Oyo Empire?

      • PolyGon2013

        It looks like you are brainless. We the Yorubas do not just follow anyone blindly. If we feel you do the right thing we will join you. Maybe you don’t know about Ekiti. Go check your history again. We don’t take nonsense from anyone! As much as I don’t like Fayose on many things, I am with him on this one.

        • Rominiyis

          Why do you call him brainless. This utterance is unprovoked and uncalled for. There was no where in his writing above that he insulted you. Please why all this?

          • PolyGon2013

            I may have misread him. I read his comment again, and you are right, he did not say anything that warrants the type of response that I gave him. My apology to him. I will respond to him in a bit.

          • Netanyahu

            I like that. I withdraw my jihadist tag on you and also apologise to you for your humility which is very scare in this clime.

        • emmanuel

          You cannot be a Yoruba man, you are a foolani herdsman. leave mata

          • PolyGon2013

            Sorry Emmanuel. I misread your message. Kindly accept my apology.

        • Netanyahu

          You are a jihadist. Don’t come here to pretend. You are a Yoruba jihadist and you are the most ardent supporters of the mullah, boko haram kingpin.

  • teflonjones

    Fayose is right on this. Thumbs up.

  • chukwuemeka chimereze

    The best bold policy from any reasonable govt in the wake of these Fulani jihad. Where has nomadic grazing taken Nigeria to in the committee of beef export nations- zero, so what’s the essence of it’s continuity in this modern day ranching and safer beef production?

  • Man_Enough

    i go with fayose on this. i said it before; that the fulanis will derail this government. what a sad commentary, knowing fully well that their kin is in the helm of affairs, they should have been in the forefront of the support vanguard for this government and this president.

  • easyman16

    God bless u fayose for ur boldness in protecting ur state and the people NA MAN you BE. Unlike the most useless and hopeless enugwu governor IFEAYI ugwuayi that doesn’t know his left and right.

  • Chukwuka Okoroafor

    The latest shot has been fired against the Islamist agenda. We will see how other governors in the South and Middle Belt (and even the North) handle this situation. Fayose’s solution is the best one for the country and it is exactly what I have been clamouring for.

  • Kickboxer

    THANK YOU FAYOSE!! THANK YOU FAYOSE!!! THANK YOU FAYOSE!!!! LET THE TERRORIST SHOW UP WITH AK 47 OR EVEN DAGGER IN EKITI AND GET SHOT AT.

    SHAME ON SOUTH EAST & SOUTH SOUTH GOVERNORS ESPECIALLY OKOROOCHA WHO HAS THE AUDACITY TO SHOW THE WORLD CATTLES BLOCKING HIS CONVOY. BY THE WAY THE GOVERNOR OF ENUGU SHOULD REGN ALLOWING FULANI HERDSMEN TO ATTACK NSUKKA ZONE WHERE HE COMES FROM…..

    IF THE SOUTH EAST & SOUTH GOVERNORS DO NOT BAN GRAZING TO SUPPORT FAYOSE WE SHALL TAKE IT THAT THEY ARE TERRORIST GOVERNORS.

    • emmanuel

      Enugu Governor the mumu shed tears for public and went back to enjoy security vote. Na dat tears go destroy im life if he nor take action!

  • George

    Fayose is the only man standing

    • Umolu

      Indeed; more grease to his elbow.

    • Ayo

      Where is Tinubu , Lia Mohammed , they are agents of jihadis .. They are working along with Fulani people. Amaechi’s father is a Fulani man that came to P/H . Okorocha’s father is as well from Kano state .. Fas.. You are the man.

  • MC

    Good riddance to bad rubbish. Ride on bro. You’re the very best. Let’s now see if the other cowards of governors will copy from you.

  • favourtalk

    It is more problem on the citizens, more hike in the price of the meat, he is just politicizing everything. It is the people that will still suffer the increase in the price

    • Trueman

      What a rubbish statement!!! What use to you is meat when you are dead.

      • joahmed biu

        No be mumu the guy be before?

  • Abo Eti bi aja

    This Didirin Governor knows nothing about unintended consequences.
    If Cattle herders take it upon themselves to ban Ekiti State, Fayose will eat frog until he starts looking like one……..oh oh, seems like it is too late for that last sentiment.

    Ban away……..just know that seizing even a single cow will catalyze your life with such events that you will think you are watching a movie.
    This clown has forgotten that Federal Law supersedes any state law and that funding for his state government is decided and supplied by the FEDERAL government.

    All these nonsense he is doing is just posturing……..let him ask Comical Fanni is such tactics work!

    • Etomi

      I have never seen a president more prejudicial than Buhari…..

      Buhari is always at alacrity to deal with Biafra agitators and to read the riot act to the Niger Delta Avengers but so cynically pussyfooting about dealing decisively with the murderous bloodletting activities of his brother Fulani herdsmen…..

      Rather than pillory the president for his clueless or indeed complicit approach to the satanic activities of the herdsmen, here you are criticizing the bold and legally in order action of a state governor who is proactive enough to pick the gauntlet and protect the lives and property of Ekiti people, which is the primary purpose of government…..

      We are talking of the serial and unremitting onslaught of arms-trotting Fulani herdsmen because of whom thousands have been dispatched to their early graves and here you are busy talking rubbish Federal Law whose purport or intendment you barely understand….

      • joahmed biu

        Buhari has brought a systematic jihadvto Nigeria, no thankscto the useful idiots like Osinbajo and Ameachi

    • emmanuel

      The Foolanis began their genocide and they will loose more.What ever means possible must be adopted to cleanse these animals.
      Ortom is as stu**d and Enugu state Governor. You do not even need to go public on your actions, but they must vacate your land. Bastard Ortom.
      Nobody touched the boats the two boats that capsied in Delta and Bayelsa last week, but the Soldiers and Navy already know that a spiritual war has commenced along with firearms by the side!
      All lands middlebelt down are majorly inhabited by Christians and other religion and they are all either on their knee or waters or with their dieties in the struggle, so expect huge result this time.
      People are more valueable than Crude Oil

    • Rominiyis

      You didn’t even care to mention those killed nationwide you are concern about cattle to be seized. In their own land. Is it politics that cause such callousness or you are the killer?

  • wode

    This man is taken his irresponsible and uncanny insanity to another level. Has he ever sat down to think, for a second, the consequences of his utterances and actions? Or does he has any agenda to cause disunity and instability in the country? I think he needs to be talked to by those he has listening airs to if at all there is any. All his conducts are quite too low for what is expected of a local Government Chairman talk less of a Governor. It is most unfortunate that a person of this character can be “voted for” to become the Governor of a state.

    Yes, the “herdsmen” activities needs to be look into and urgent attentions taken on it if all that we hear are directly connected to them, that does not to say that unguided utterances should be coming from such a person in authority.

    • Etomi

      What could be more distabilizing to the polity than the serial, unremitting and unchecked bloodbath being visited on hapless Christian communities by Buhari’s brothers, the Fulani herdsmen, who from Jos to Agatu to Taraba to Ubulukwu in Delta State to Falae to Nimbo Ukpabi, etc and still counting have been killing and shedding innocent blood in what appears like an orchestration bearing implicit state support?

      What could be more distabilizing than the president’s aloof inaction….

      I wonder if he is even touched by the unwarranted bloodbath in parts of the country being occasioned by his murderous kinsmen?

      The real and present agent of instability in Nigeria is BUHARI not Fayose, who in exasperation urged his people to defend themselves from the Fulani agents of death!!!

      Even the constitution immunizes you from blame if you shoot down and take the life of the predator in self-defense under s. 33 (2)(a) of the 1999 Constitution which provides: “A person shall not be regarded as having been deprived of his life in contravention of this section, if he dies as a result of the use, to such extent and in such circumstances as are permitted by law, of such force as is reasonably necessary – (a) for the defence of any person from unlawful violence or for the defence of property:

    • joahmed biu

      Your father is uncultured and your mother is an imbecile

    • best

      If ur village was ransacked and relatives killed and raped, u won’t be talking like this. It is a welcome development and we want other state govt to ban their activities or restrain them.

  • LLLeon

    This problem, along with the depredations by Boko Haram, may be the beginning of a separation of North and South Nigeria along religious lines.

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  • Ekere Nelson

    Rightly put, what FAYOSE THE GREAT has done is in line with the CONSTITUTION. Cattle grazing is within the CONCURRENt list and the state is right to make a law banning same if such activities endangers the life of the people. Over to you UGWUANYI and MIMIKO.

  • Emancipation

    They Said fulani herdsmen attacked Fayose… Yes that’s what I just heard they attacked Ekiti State.

  • Excisionist

    The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, is the only governor with balls in the whole of the south. I nominate him as first president of Nigeria after the terrorist enclaves (NE and NW geopolitical zones) are kicked out.

    Fulani herdsmen and the Fulani cabal sponsoring them work as a pack of hyenas. They isolate and kill their prey. Note the key word here – ISOLATE. Therefore to mitigate that ISOLATION, leaders of the south and North Central must work together. Governors, traditional rulers state houses, student unions etc from these four geopolitical zones must work together and work out strategy to deal with the terrorist invaders the HYENAS. The Fulani herdsmen and their sponsors, the Fulani cabal, pose existential threat to the south and North Central.

    They are not satisfied with political control of the country and control of natural resources. They want to starve you (by destroying your crops), ISOLATE you, invade your area and take over your land and rape your daughters, your mothers your aunties and even your grandmothers. Whatever differences you had in the past is so small when compared with the present threat – the Fulani CABAL and their foot soldiers, the Fulani herdsmen. Collective action cannot be over- emphasized. Finally, it should be resolved that any attack on any of the four geopolitical zones should be an attck on all four. QED

    • thusspokez

      The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, is the only governor with balls in the whole of the south.

      Let’s see it passes the following tests:

      “42. (1) A citizen of Nigeria of a particular community, ethnic group, place of origin, sex, religion or political opinion shall not, by reason only that he is such a person:-

      (a) be subjected either expressly by, or in the practical application of, any law in force in Nigeria or any executive or administrative action of the government, to disabilities or restrictions to which citizens of Nigeria of other communities, ethnic groups, places of origin, sex, religions or political opinions are not made subject; or

      (b) be accorded either expressly by, or in the practical application of, any law in force in Nigeria or any such executive or administrative action, any privilege or advantage that is not accorded to citizens of Nigeria of other communities, ethnic groups, places of origin, sex, religions or political opinions”.

      • Excisionist

        Your position can be summarized into two:

        1. That Fayose does not have the constitutional right to take the action he took.

        2. That he cannot enforce the ban because he does not control the police and other security agencies. Right?

        These clearly expose the arrogance, insensitivity and hypocrisy of the FULANI cabal.

        1.

        If the Fulani cabal has any respect for the Nigerian constitution we would not be having this discussion right now. There are many examples of this but let’s just look at one. Before anything, the constitution requires that for a person to qualify to president, /he/she should have a minimum of School Cert. Buhari does not have one and the only reason he contested is because he comes from a tribe that believes that right is might (that is, until NOW).

        Anyway, now that he is there as president, one of his main responsibilities is to protect the lives and property of Nigerians regardless of tribe, religion etc. Again and again Buhari has failed woefully especially wrt the nefarious activities of Fulani herdsmen and Fulani cabal. Rather than protect the people of Agatu, Buhari blames them and calls them cattle rustlers and criminals – same as you have been insinuating here for all the victims. At Agatu, they even sent a helicopter to support the herdsmen. No one is talking about the Agatu helicopter nor about the ongoing occupation of their towns, villages and farms by Fulani herdsmen but if it would have been against the Fulani, we would have seen people quoting the constitution and law here.

        2.

        The Interior minister rtd Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau, the former Army Chief of Staff and a Fulani jingoist is the one that controls the police and other security forces apart from the Army. This man is a mass murderer who sees himself as the mordern day Uthman dan Fodio. As Army COS he oversaw the massacre of Birom people and Christians during the Plateau crisis. He acted as both the chief law enfocement officer and military commander to the detriment of local people. He succeeded very much in his strategy, which led to the decimation of local people and expansion of Fulani and Islamic territory. What he did there clearly went beyond his constitutional mandate as Army COS. His appointment as Interior Minister was carefully considered. Musa Aliyu, a regular contributor to France24 did not hide his excitement when this appointment was confirmed. There is the plan to use the same strategy in the rest of the Middle Belt and Southern Nigeria.

        Danbazau’s strategy

        Please check out “Innocence of Muslims” in YouTube. See how the security forces responded to the violence against Christians there? That is what went on in Plateau, at Agatu, at Enugu, at Ekiti and numerous other locations where the Fulani herdsmen operated. The Fulani impostors writing about the constitution here had it all figured out – that the law enforcement agencies controlled by a wicked Fulani man will not only stand by and watch the carnage by the herdsmen without intervening but will, in some cases, support them – like in Agatu with helicopter.

        They were not expecting the strong reaction from Nigerians nor the kind of bold action taken by Governor Fayose. That is why they sent their agents here to make hypocritical statements about the constitution and law enforcement.

        Too late ! For too long, you took Nigerians for a ride. But now, you are checkmated. Danbazau has bitten more than he can chew. His day of humiliation is coming just like that of the war criminal Murtala Muhammed at Abagana. I would like to see him captured alive and made to wipe the shoes of relatives of victims of his atrocities before he is dispatched like Samuel Doe.

        Come on, write more about the constitution and the Federal control of police.

        • thusspokez

          “That is why they sent their agents here to make hypocritical statements about the constitution and law enforcement.”

          “Too late ! For too long, you took Nigerians for a ride.”

          I seriously don’t know what you are on about. Perhaps, you are assuming that it is impossible for someone to be objective, non tribal, and non religious on these issues. It would be very sad if that were how you see the world.

          Maybe you should try imagining someone — perhaps like an alien — in your binary world who comes with views which are objective, non tribal, and non religious.

  • joahmed biu

    May the God of heaven above the earth blessed Fayose and protect him from all the useless Jihadist enjoying cover from bokohari

  • thusspokez

    The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has banned grazing and rearing of cattle in the state, saying those interested in cattle farming should get their own private cattle ranch.

    Nigerian leaders lack problem solving skills. For example, university administration response to student disaffection and protest is to shut down the university and banish all students from the campus. Same crude method, we see Fayose apply. Surely, there must be better ways for all parties to win-win.

  • thusspokez

    that government would henceforth confiscate any cattle seen anywhere in the State apart from ranch created for them by their owners.

    The governor would need the Nigerian police — they are not under the governor’s control — to implement this policy. What if, the Federal government forbids the police in Ekiti state from confiscating the cattle? After all, every Nigerian has the rights to live, move and conduct their personal and business affairs freely in any part of Nigeria.

    • Danjuma

      To some extent you are right, The Nigerian police is controlled by a Fulani man, Danbazau and at the moment Fulani leaders are more interested in protecting the herdsmen that Nigerians. It is Danbazau that tells IGP Solomon Arase what to do. That is why, despite the media fanfare about Buhari ordering the police to deal with the Fulani herdsmen, nothing has happened. Bicos why? The devil is in the details of that order. The rules of engagement apparently were that police and other security forces should stand by and do NOTHING.

      This has become an open secret. That is why Fayose enjoys the overwhelming support of Nigerians. Are you OK?

  • Excisionist

    @ thusspokez alias alabi olubunmi alias Jon Lawrence alias Gbola alias absam777 alias Larry oye etc.

    Your position can be summarized into two:

    1. That Fayose does not have the constitutional right to take the action he took.
    2. That he cannot enforce the ban because he does not control the police and other security agencies. Right?
    These clearly expose the arrogance, insensitivity and hypocrisy of the FULANI cabal.

    1.
    If the Fulani cabal has any respect for the Nigerian constitution we would not be having this discussion right now. There are many examples of this but let’s just look at one. Before anything, the constitution requires that for a person to qualify to president, /he/she should have a minimum of School Cert. Buhari does not have one and the only reason he contested is because he comes from a tribe that believes that right is might (that is, until NOW).

    Anyway, now that he is there as president, one of his main responsibilities is to protect the lives and property of Nigerians regardless of tribe, religion etc. Again and again Buhari has failed woefully especially wrt the nefarious activities of Fulani herdsmen and Fulani cabal. Rather than protect the people of Agatu, Buhari blames them and calls them cattle rustlers and criminals – same as you have been insinuating here for all the victims. At Agatu, they even sent a helicopter to support the herdsmen. No one is talking about the Agatu helicopter nor about the ongoing occupation of their towns, villages and farms by Fulani herdsmen but if it would have been against the Fulani, we would have seen people quoting the constitution and law here.

    2.
    The Interior minister rtd Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau, the former Army Chief of Staff and a Fulani jingoist is the one that controls the police and other security forces apart from the Army. This man is a mass murderer who sees himself as the mordern day Uthman dan Fodio. As Army COS he oversaw the massacre of Birom people and Christians during the Plateau crisis. He acted as both the chief law enfocement officer and military commander to the detriment of local people. He succeeded very much in his strategy, which led to the decimation of local people and expansion of Fulani and Islamic territory. What he did there clearly went beyond his constitutional mandate as Army COS. His appointment as Interior Minister was carefully considered. Musa Aliyu, a regular contributor to France24 did not hide his excitement when this appointment was confirmed. There is the plan to use the same strategy in the rest of the Middle Belt and Southern Nigeria.

    Danbazau’s strategy

    Please check out “Innocence of Muslims” in YouTube. See how the security forces responded to the violence against Christians there? That is what went on in Plateau, at Agatu, at Enugu, at Ekiti and numerous other locations where the Fulani herdsmen operated. The Fulani impostors writing about the constitution here had it all figured out – that the law enforcement agencies controlled by a wicked Fulani man will not only stand by and watch the carnage by the herdsmen without intervening but will, in some cases, support them – like in Agatu with helicopter.

    They were not expecting the strong reaction from Nigerians nor the kind of bold action taken by Governor Fayose. That is why they sent their agents here to make hypocritical statements about the constitution and law enforcement.

    Too late ! For too long, you took Nigerians for a ride. But now, you are checkmated. Danbazau has bitten more than he can chew. His day of humiliation is coming just like that of the war criminal Murtala Muhammed at Abagana. I would like to see him captured alive and made to wipe the shoes of relatives of victims of his atrocities before he is dispatched like Samuel Doe.

    Come on, write more about the constitution and the Federal control of police.