Amotekun meets with Miyetti Allah over influx of herdsmen into Osun

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OSOGBO – The Osun State Security Network code-named Amotekun has begun meetings with the leaders of Miyetti Allah.

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

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

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

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

Ekundayo enjoined residents assist the security apparatus to ensure peace, noting that the group was working with other freedom fighters across Yoruba land, including and Kwara states, beef up security 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 committee ensure peaceful co-existence between herdsmen and farmers.

He said Amotekun is regularly with the leadership of the herders to foster peace and stability. (The Nation)