Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti, has said a committee had been set up to look into the immediate and remote causes of incessant herdsmen attacks in Ipao Ekiti.
The governor tweeted on Tuesday about his visit to the town, where a cattle herder allegedly murdered a farmer, identified as Olayemi Tunde, on Sunday.
Fayose vowed Tunde’s killers would be found and punished.
“It is my promise that those who killed Olatomiwa will be fished out and punished.
“In Ekiti State under my watch, you cannot kill human being and go scot-free. We will protect every law-abiding residents of the State, including Fulani herdsmen and their cows,” he said.
“I appreciate the prompt response of security agencies – army, police, DSS, Civil Defence and the local hunters to preventing further breakdown of law and order in the town.
“Consequently, I have directed the setting up of a committee to look into the immediate and remote causes of incessant attacks in Ipao Ekiti by suspected herdsmen and other surrounding towns,” said the governor.