Amotekun in dialogue with Miyetti Allah over influx of herders into Osun

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The State Security Network code-named Amotekun has begun meetings with the leaders of .

A socio-cultural group, Kiriji Heritage Defenders, yesterday expressed worry over the influx of into the state.

It said the are gradually penetrating territory Kwara State through Odo Otin Local Government.

A statement by the spokesman, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, said: “It is worrisome are moving into State through Odo-Otin Council. These herdsmen are believed to have been displaced in neighbouring states. They are moving around with a large of cattle and are constituting security threat to . We also have intelligence some of the herdsmen were seen around Owode-Ede last week.”

He said the group the herdsmen were responsible for the kidnapping occurred at Osu, and urged the government and to act on the intelligence before it is too late.

Ekundayo enjoined to assist the security apparatus to ensure , noting that the group was working with other freedom fighters across Yoruba land, including Kogi and Kwara states, to beef up security in the Southwest.

The state Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Gen. Bashir Adewinbi, speaking about the influx of the herders into the state, said the House of Assembly had set up a to ensure peaceful co-existence between herdsmen and farmers.

He said Amotekun is meeting regularly with the leadership of the herders to foster and stability.