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How Amotekun Overtook Herdsmen That Attacked Ondo Community

BlessingHighflier 06/24/2020

Herdsmen Invade Farms In Ondo, Chase Away Farmers As Amotekun Seizes 42 Cows

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Herdsmen have invaded some farms in Alabama, Ondo state. They equally chased away farmers. However, security agencies got hold of them.

The herdsmen tried to fight back but they were overpowered by the security agencies in the community. They ran away leaving their cows behind.

It is worthy to note that these herdsmen were heavily armed. They succeeded in destroying farmlands before the security operatives chased them away.

The report of the attack was given by Mr Adetunji Adeleye. Adeleye is the Commander of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, codenamed "Amotekun Corps". He made this disclosure on Tuesday. 

Adeleye revealed that over eight separate farmlands with crops such as maize and cassava were destroyed by the Fulani herdsmen.

He also stated that when the herdsmen saw the owners of the affected farmlands, they wanted to kill them. However, the farmers ran for their dear lives.

The Amotekun Corps got wind of the incident following the reports made by the helpless farmers.

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He noted that the Corps worked with the Agro-Rangers of the NSCDC. They visited the area and swung into action immediately.

No fewer than 42 cows belonging to the herdsmen were later seized by the Corps. 

Nevertheless, he decried the level of destruction to the farmlands. Adeleye vowed that the herdsmen would be made to pay for the crops destroyed. Subsequently, they will face prosecution.

One of the farmers, Olawale Aluko, lamented how the armed herdsmen had been destroying their crops. Aluko called for help to stop the incessant attacks and harassment.

Source: opera.com
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