Fayose Condemns arrest of 76 Igbo Villagers, Says Buhari Must not Side Fulanis


Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has condemned the arrest of 76 Igbo villagers from Ugwuneshi Autonomous community, Awgu Local
Government Area of Enugu State following a clash between the natives and Fulani herdsmen, saying; “It has gotten to a level that lovers of
peace in Nigeria must speak out on this keg of gun powder which the threat that the Fulani herdsmen has become.”

No fewer than 76 men from the Ugwuneshi Autonomous community were last Thursday arrested and whisked away by “men in military uniform” after
they protested the continued destruction of their crops and farmlands by Fulani herdsmen and their cattle who settled in the area without

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Reacting to the alleged arrest, Governor Fayose, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere
Olayinka, said President Mohammadu Buhari should address the killing of Nigerians and destruction of farmlands by the Fulani herdsmen.

The governor, who called for the immediate and unconditional release of the 76 Igbo villagers, said the President Mohammadu Buhari’s All
Progressives Congress (APC) federal government must not give  impression that the Fulani herdsmen were lords in other people’s

Governor Fayose said the Fulani herdsmen were giving impression that they now own Nigeria and could perpetrate any crime and get away with

He said;  “It is worrisome that the Fulani herdsmen that killed over 400 Agatus in Benue State, raped women and destroyed farmlands in the
North Central, South West and South South zones of Nigeria are walking the streets free while Ibo people, who opted to defend their sources
of livelihood are languishing in detention.

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“Are they saying that those Igbo villagers do not have rights to defend their farmlands from further destruction by the Fulani herdsmen
when the president who should defend them is keeping silent?

“These people must be released by whichever security agency of the federal government that is holding them because Nigerians don’t
deserve to be treated like slaves in their own house.”

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  • akinolu
    March 31, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    god is watching him, and his fulanis brothers


  • Calimore
    March 31, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    The name Nigeria represents demon. May God in His mercy destroy this contraption in Jesus name


  • London
    March 31, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Comment…Tell dem oo my Broda,the Fulani spokesperson that said dey kill people in agatu becos dey killed their cows dey no arrest am oo na innocent Igbo people wey dey defend deir means of livelihood dey go arrest dem.Our president is showing us DAT he is defending his brodas fulani.


  • Chief Abiodun Olusegun
    March 31, 2016 at 5:21 pm


    I think it is high time the President stop the Ekiti State Governor from all these embarasement possing . I was basically thinking it was formerly a joke, but if a state could turn himself to a bad wheel on any bike, it shows he has turn himself to a tin-god among other good gods. The so called Governor of Ekiti has abused the President for complete one year without the President talking, l think he needs to reason now or the President face his with style. Thank you all.


  • BDF
    March 31, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Go on Fayose! Shame to Buhari and APC! Dirty, smelling, purblind fools that tell us they’re clean.


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