Why some herdsmen agreed to leave Ondo – Amotekun

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The State Security Network also known as the Corps on confirmed some herdsmen have started leaving the state’s forest reserves for other neighbouring states.

It said those agreed leave could cope with the terms and conditions the state .

The Corps said its are deployed escort the herders with their cows the state borders.

Commander the Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who stated this, said 37 herders and 5, 000 cows were arrested in the past two weeks for violating the orders the state vacating the forest reserves in the state.

Chief Adeleye said his were still in the forest ensure other erring herders leave.

Adeleye stated some of the herdsmen said they could cope with the terms and conditions of the state and opted to move of the state peacefully.

According to him, “Some of them have opted to leave the state because they couldn’t meet with our terms and conditions. They came through, the Chairman of Miyatti Allah in the state. Some opted to go to Osun, Edo and States. So our escorted them to the boundaries of those states. We have to monitor their movements of the state so that they would destroy farms on their way .

“About 37 herders have been arrested with about 5, 000 cows. Majority of the herders have been coming to us through their chairman and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Hausa Matters. We will hand over the culprits to the chairman to lead them and anybody caught again after this would be arrested and prosecuted.”

On what happened to farmers whose crops were recently destroyed by herders, Chief Adeleye urged farmers to promptly report to his office.

“It is always difficult for us to trace the herders after they had destroyed the farms but if we are called upon during the act, we will arrest and ensure that the herders pay for what they destroyed.”

The Nation