The Amotekun security Ondo State unit has arrested 9 herders and 100 cows along Akure/Ilesa highway for violating the law of the state. According to the commander Amotekun of Ondo unit, Adetunji Adeleye, the cows and herders were stopped and arrested at the boundary of Osun and Ondo states

It had earlier been declared by the Governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu that open cattle grazing is forbidden throughout Ondo State. Hence, it’s illegal for any cow herders to graze their cattle around the state.

The 9 herders and 100 cows were allegedly seen on the highway blocking road for any human movements. These cows were blocking the major road leading to the state capital.

According to the commander of Amotekun Ondo Unit, Adetunji Adeleye, this step is not only about arresting cows but a systematic way of reducing crime in Ondo state. He added that open grazing is illegal but also this particular act is one of the tricks that kidnappers use.

Commander Amotekun Ondo state

Commander Amotekun Ondo state

It had earlier been declared by the Governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu that open cattle grazing is forbidden throughout Ondo State. Hence, it’s illegal for any cow herders to graze their cattle around the state.

The 9 herders and 100 cows were allegedly seen on the highway blocking road for any human movements. These cows were blocking the major road leading to the state capital.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu Ondo state

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Meanwhile, Gov Rotimi Akeredolu while speaking yesterday during the swearing-in function of the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Oladunni Odu, and four other unique consultants at the office of the special in Akure promised to stop unlawful occupants of the state forest reserves, focusing on his status to take part in the National Livestock Transformation Program.

He said: “May we utilize this event to repeat our stand on the expulsion of all intruders possessing our forests. We will proceed to launch and rebuff, as per the law, anybody, either cattle herders or farmers wrongfully possessing our forest reserves. We won’t compromise our decision to free Ondo state of intruders.

“We emphasize our position on the denial of open cattle grazing by cow herders in any land of Ondo State. There will be no compromise. We will keep on arresting any under-matured cattle herders in the state.

“The government will arraign the careless owner of these unfortunate under-aged herders. We will demand punishment for any deviant herder and accurate remuneration proportionate to the degree of destruction of farms and businesses in any part of the state.