Ex-Gov. Oni condemns killing of farmers in Ekiti



Ex-Gov. Segun Oni of Ekiti has joined others to condemned the recent killings of farmers Isaba, Ikole Ekiti, by unidentified assailants on Sunday, March, 7.

Oni a statement Ado-Ekiti on Monday called on to the perpetrators of the dastard act to swift justice.

According to him, this act of wickedness and callousness is totally unacceptable and I strongly condemn this  inhumanity to farmers.

He said the recent killing of the farmers had not only created palpable fears among the farmers, but lowered their morale and the attendant consequence of food shortages and socio-economic dislocation.

Oni also called on law enforcement to take holistic actions that will instill confidence the farmers and encourage them to return to their farms.

He said that the state government must also, at this point do everything possible to ensure adequate protection and secure farmers and their farms.

The former governor who sympathised with the families of the victims appealed to the Federal Government to take the onslaughts of these criminals’ assailants seriously.

He also advised the Federal Government to accord of the nation a matter of priority.

“We must allow insecurity to define our nation.

“These latest killings must not be added to the numbers of similar killings where justice is yet to be served.

“I deeply sympathise with the families of the farmers in Ikole Ekiti killed by these unknown assailants who are said to be run,” he added. (NAN)