The Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun Corps, have reportedly arrested over 250 cows, following a distress call and petitions by Farmers, in Ipogun, Ilara, Owena Dam axis, in Ifedore Local Government Area of the State, under Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s watch,
The State Commander of Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, disclosed this to Journalists, in Akure, the State capital, on Sunday, at the signing of an agreement for the release of the cows.
He lamented that when he visited the farmlands to assess the level of destruction, he discovered that the Herders destroyed over 300 hectares of farmland with crops, including cassava, maize, cocoyam, and yam.
He said: “I was amazed when I saw the level of destruction when we got to the farm. The Herders first attacked us, but later ran away. However, we arrested two of them. We also seized over 250 cows.”
According to him, the Herders even went ahead to uproot cassava, cocoyam, and yam tubers, to feed their cows.
Adeleye noted that government would henceforth prosecute owners of seized cows, and auction the animals, after getting a court order.
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