EKITI State Governor Kayode Fayemi has expressed regrets over the death of two persons in Iyemero-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area.

Fayemi, who described the incident as pathetic, said it was a pity that people have replaced compassion with inhumanity.

Some suspected Fulani herders on Monday invaded a farmstead called Eda under Iyemero and shot a seven-year-old boy during a raid and a couple – the husband later died in the hospital.

The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner of Information, Muyiwa Olumilua, during a condolence visit to the monarch of the community, said the government would take every necessary step to apprehend the men of the underworld, who masterminded the massacre.

“We sympathise with you because lives of Ekiti people are precious to us in this government.

“As part of the ways to arrest this situation, the construction of a police post in Iyemero has begun. We are assuring you that something like this won’t happen again.”

He promised that his government was ready to pay the hospital bill of the victims to relieve them of the burden.

On the revelation made by the monarch that two persons had died due to the attack contrary to the police’s report that no life was lost, Fayemi said: “The governor knew there was loss of lives and that was why we are here to commiserate with the town.

“But in spite of this provocative attack, they should remain calm and be law-abiding, particularly the farmers because violence cannot be the solution.

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