Some suspected herdsmen have reportedly attacked and killed a farmer and a vigilante as they also attacked Amotekun Corps in Ondo.
The herders allegedly burnt the operational vehicle and motorcycle belonging to Amotekun corps in Sanusi Village, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo, Adebayo Ayeni, said those who carried out the attacks had been arrested.
Ayeni described the arrest as another breakthrough in the Amotekun corps’ efforts to flush out criminal elements in the State.
He disclosed that the criminal elements, who masqueraded as herders and used the forest as kidnappers den for negotiation were piling up arms and ammunition to invade the entire state.
Amotekun Corps In Ondo
Eryevery.ng gathered that the suspected herders carried out the recent attack after Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu ordered the Amotekun corps and other security agents to flush out criminals occupying the forest reserves in the state.
You will recall that Akeredolu had recently given herdsmen a seven-day ultimatum to leave the state’s forest reserves.
Governor Akeredolu noted that some criminals masquerading as herdsmen were using the forests to commit crimes.
Following the ultimatum expiration, South-West governors announced that open grazing had been banned in the region.