Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State, on Sunday visited the families of two farmers who were allegedly killed on their farm by suspected herdsmen in the Isaba Ekiti area of the state.
Governor Fayemi visited the homes of Toyin Akeju, popularly known as Jisoro in the community, and Yusuf Onuche, who were killed on their farm on Friday.
The bodies of the victims were recovered on Saturday after operatives of the Amotekun corps, police and local hunters initiated a search team following a request by the families of the late farmers.
According to some residents of the community, the killings was likely a revenge act for the altercation between the late farmers and some herdsmen earlier in the week.
Governor Fayemi described the incident as “one killing too many”.
While commiserating with the families and the community over the incident, the governor assured them that the killers will be apprehended and justice will be served.
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. pic.twitter.com/5k6VcNoDQl
— Kayode Fayemi (@kfayemi) March 7, 2021
“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,” the governor wrote on his Twitter handle.