The Ondo State Government has ‘flushed out’ 37 herdsmen and their 5,000 herds of cattle were on from forest reserves across the State.
The community vigilante group, Amotekun Corps accused the herdsmen of flouting the earlier order of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for them to vacate the state reserve forest.
The Governor had banned opened, night and under-aged grazing in the state as part of measures to curb the prevailing security situation in the state.
Despite the order, the herders refused to vacate the forest reserves; thus, Amotekun corps decided to swing into action to evict them from the forest reserves.h
Thee State Commander of Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, said the eviction because herders had vowed not to comply with the registration order of the state government.
He said that the herders were chased out of the Ala, Oda and Ofosu Forests Reserves of the state to neighbouring states.
“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 Kogi States. So our men escorted the, to the boundaries of those states. We have to monitor their movements out of the state so that they would not destroy farms on their way out.
“About 37 herders with about 5,000 cows ejected.”