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Herdsmen Attacks: Buhari told Nigerian Governors to stop encroachment on cattle routes – Fayose

Herdsmen Attacks: Buhari told Nigerian Governors to stop encroachment on cattle routes – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has raised alarm about the directions President Muhammadu Buhari made to state governors.

According to Governor Ayodele Fayose, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed state governors to stop their people from blocking “cattle routes” across their respective states as their “People are building houses to block cattle routes.”

Governor Ayodele Fayose made the revelation during a programme on Ekiti State Television, EKTV; said President Buhari made the comments during the Federal Executive Council meeting “last week.”

Governor Fayose accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not doing enough to tackle the continuous clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the country, adding that “If I were to be president of Nigeria, I will not act the way President Buhari is behaving” towards the crisis.

He said similar incidents have happened in countries like Ghana and “they took decisive decision.”

He said: “The president must be courageous enough to end these mindless killings. He is the president and has what it takes. If I am the president, I will take appropriate steps and stand it down. A criminal is a criminal, whether Hausa man or Yoruba man. If you commit crime, you go in for it.

“I remember when we were in a meeting last week; the president was saying that people are blocking cattle routes. Have you heard that before? How can the president say people are blocking cattle routes? There is no cattle route in Ekiti in the 21st century.

“The president of Nigeria was saying governors should go and make sure they don’t block cattle routes. He said people are building houses to block cattle routes. I was laughing; I didn’t know what to say in council. I just left.”

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