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Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has disclosed that two farmers in the state were on Saturday killed by suspected herders.
The farmers, Mr Toyin Akeju known locally as Jisoro and Mr Yusuf Onuche were found dead on the farms with wounds from gunshots at Isaba community.
The killings have since generated unrest in the community over allegations that cow herders that ply the community are responsible for various insurgent acts in the community.
Mr Fayemi in a Sunday statement said he has visited the families of the diseased, promised that the government would investigate the killings and prosecute the criminals.
He wrote, “Yesterday, two of our farmers from Isaba Ekiti, Mr Toyin Akeju known locally as Jisoro and Mr Yusuf Onuche were found dead on the farms with wounds from gun shots suspected to have been fired by Bororo herdsmen. This, understandably, generated a lot of anger in the community.
“This morning I visited the families of the deceased in the community. In offering commiserations of the government and all our people, I reassured them that we will get to the bottom of this sad occurrence and bring all the criminals involved to book.
“This is one killing too many and we must do all we can to protect all citizens. May the souls of the departed rest in peace. Amen.”
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