Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, has ordered the immediate arrest of seven young men alleged to have attacked a herdsman, simply identified as Ibrahim and killing four of his cows.
The young men, (names withheld) were found to be among about 100 youths of Igogo-Ekiti community who allegedly attacked the herdsman and killed four of his cows while they were grazing.
The governor also directed for a thorough investigation by the po-lice to get to the root of the alleged attack on the herdsman and his cows.
It would be recalled that over 100 angry youths of the community allegedly attacked Ibrahim while his cows were grazing in the community a few days ago. The youths were said to have allegedly shot Ibrahim but the local rifle refused to fire at him due to a speculation that the herdsman had fortified himself with some traditional charms.
The assailants therefore shot four of his cows.
In another related development, it was learnt that a dispute over a chieftaincy title, the Ashaba, has brought tension and breakdown of law and order.
Some security operatives detailed to restore order in the communi-ty were accused of allegedly shooting a teenager, who died from serious gunshot injuries.
Governor Fayose who summoned a meeting with people and leaders of the town, ordered arrest of the seven youths, imposed a three-day dusk to dawn curfew on the community and awarded a sum of five million Naira, (N5 Million) to the parents of the lad who was allegedly shot dead by a trigger-happy security personnel.