Suspected herdsmen yesterday invaded Orin-Ekiti of Ekiti State killing one pregnant woman and unleashing series of injuries on several others. The deceased, a Tiv woman, was hacked to death by those in the farm settlement located in Orin-Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State, referred to as “Bororo herdsmen.”
The incident happened barely 24 hours after Governor Ayo Fayose had a peace meeting with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, farmers and local hunters in the state stressing on the need for peaceful co-existence.
Online reports across social media have it that the incident happened inside the Orin Farm Settlement without clear indications of the cause of the crisis; However, the Ekiti State governor, Governor Ayo Fayose, has warned that his government would not tolerate any act of criminality within its domain and further assured residents of the state of full security of life and property.
Governor Fayose, speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, also said: ‘’Criminality in whatever guise will not be condoned in the state. Ekiti wants peace and anybody or group planning to disrupt the peace will face the full wrath of the law.’’