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Operatives of the Ondo State Security Network called Amotekun Corps on Tuesday arrested nine herders and seized 100 cows along the Akure-Ilesa highway.
According to the security outfit, the herders were arrested for flouting Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s directives that herdsmen should get registered.
They were also apprehended for violating grazing rules on the highway.
Ondo Amotekun Corps Commander Mr. Adetunji Adeleye said the cows were seized at the boundary of Osun and Ondo states.
According to him: ‘Our men took the cows to the headquarters of our office, which is about 30 kilometers from where they were intercepted.
‘The cows were actually blocking a major road leading to the state capital.
‘Apart from the possibility of illegal grazing, in most cases, it is a ploy kidnappers use. One of the occupants in a vehicle that was blocked called our distress line. And within a few minutes, our men were on the ground.’ He added.
Last month the Ondo State Government has raised alarm after discovering that a group of terrorists, whose members are masquerading as herdsmen, are stockpiling arms and ammunition to invade the entire State.
The Commander of Amotekun corps in the state, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, told Newsmen that they recorded a breakthrough by busting the operation of the cartel.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK