The Nigerian police has denied reports that Fulani herdsmen had invaded Iyemero, a farm settlement in Ekiti State.
This was contained in a press statement released by the Ekiti State police command, signed by the unit’s Public Relations Officer, DSP. Caleb Ikechukwu.
According to the police, the alleged attack was a case of armed robbery. The police also denied reports that two people were killed in the incident
See the full press statement below:
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
The Nigeria Police Force, Ekiti State Command wishes to use this medium to debunk the circulated social media report that “Fulani Herdsmen raided and attacked Iyemero Farmstead Settlement ; Killing two persons “.
2. On-the-spot assessment revealed that it was a case of armed robbery. The two (2) victims whom were alleged to have been killed are actually in the hospital where they are currently responding to treatment.
3. However, the Nigeria Police Force as the lead agency for Internal Security Management and maintenance of law and Order will at all time perform its constitutional and statutory duties of protection of life’s and property.
4. The general public is hereby enjoined to disregard and discountenance such media publication and broadcast as diversionary, since it does not intend to undermine the relative peace being enjoyed in Ekiti State.
5. Furthermore, the listening governor of the State, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of the Ekiti State. Dr. John Kayode Feyemi has ensured that a Police outpost/observation point and joint operations base is put in place in this agrarian community. Kindly give it a repeated broadcast, please.
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER (PPRO),
FOR:COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, EKITI STATE COMMAND ADO-EKITI .