The recently inaugurated administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi has employed marshals to enforce the Anti-Grazing Law 2016 and prevent farmers-herders clashes across the 16 local government areas of Ekiti state.
The defence minister, Mansur Dan-Ali, has described kidnapping, cattle rustling and farmers and herders clashes as currently worse than the insurgency being experienced in the north east part of the country.
Local militia in Plateau have been accused by Fulani leaders of killing 81 cows and rustling 32 others somewhere near the Collage of Accountancy in Kwall, Bassa local government area of the north-central state.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has reportedly appealed to the Fulani community in Kaduna against carrying out a reprisal following the alleged attack on Kajuru village in the state that led to killings.
The people of Ayegbaju Ekiti in the Oye local government area of Ekiti state staged a violent protest over alleged killing of a farmer, Elijah Ogor, by suspected herdsmen.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state, Emmanuel Jime, on Sunday, January 27, accused the governor of the state, Samuel Ortom, of running his government based on propaganda.