‘Fulani Herdsmen’ kill pregnant woman in Ekiti

Less than twenty four hours after Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose warned against reprisal attacks following the killing of a Fulani man in the state earlier in the week, suspected herdsmen on Thursday killed a pregnant woman at Orin, a community in Ido/Osi local government area of the state.

The woman believed to be a Tiv from Benue state, was shot dead at a farm settlement in the area.

“The woman was eight-month pregnant. The herdsmen shot her inside her farm,” according to a report in TheCable.

The police have not issued a statement on the incident but Lere Olayinka, spokesman of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, confirmed that a pregnant woman was killed.

Olayinka said it is suspected to be a robbery attack.

“I don’t think they are herdsmen. It appears like a robbery attack.”

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This followed the killing of a  Babuga Dengi, a Fulani herdsman, based in Ekiti.

Fayose had said preliminary investigation showed that Benue indigenes in the state were responsible for the death.