Amotekun meets with Miyetti Allah over influx of herdsmen into Osun

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

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

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

A statement by the spokesman, Dr. Ademola  Ekundayo,  said: “It is worrisome that are moving into through Odo-Otin Council. These are believed to have been in neighbouring states. They are moving around with a large number of cattle and are constituting threat to residents. We also have intelligence that some of the 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 agencies to act the intelligence before it is too late.

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

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

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