Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has given seven days ultimatum to herdsmen to right away vacate forest reserves throughout the state.
Akeredolu who fumed over the nefarious actions of the herdsmen throughout the state on Monday said that his administration is not going to fold its arms and permit just a few people to show the State right into a haven of dare-devil criminals.
The governor who talked robust on the actions of the felony components within the state mentioned safety studies and debriefings from victims of kidnap circumstances pointed in a single path traceable to some dangerous components masquerading as herdsmen.
The Governor spoke throughout an interactive assembly with the management of the Hausa/Fulani and Ebira Communities within the state held on the Cocoa Convention Corridor of the Governor’s workplace, Alagabaka, Akure, the state capital.
The assembly was additionally attended by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami and the state commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Mr Tunji Adeleye.
Whereas ordering that every one Forest Reserves within the State are to be vacated by herdsmen throughout the subsequent seven days with impact from at this time, Monday, Akeredolu decried the actions of the felony components, including that they’ve turned forest reserves within the state and throughout the Southwest into hideouts for maintaining victims of kidnapping, negotiating for ransom and finishing up different felony actions.
“Current safety traits attest that these instances require all arms to be on the deck because the difficulties we face are dire. The challenges are fairly huge, however we’re decided to confront them head-on.
“We determined that every one the felony components who disguise below numerous guises to assist the destruction of farmlands in addition to perpetuate different violent crimes comparable to kidnapping, drug peddling and different nefarious actions, should be stamped out of our expensive State.
“We’ve circumstances of a number of assaults on our folks by these senseless components. You’ll recall the grotesque homicide of one of many members of the Ondo State Conventional Council who was caught within the net of the devious plans of those employees of evil on his means again to his area.
“Whereas we have been nonetheless grieving, different kidnap makes an attempt have been made on the lives of street customers throughout the State, particularly alongside our boundaries and hinterland,” he mentioned.
He additional positioned a ban on night-grazing and motion of cattle inside cities and freeway within the state, whereas additionally outlawing under-aged grazing of cattle.
“In its traditional magnanimity, our administration will give a grace interval of seven days for individuals who want to keep it up with their cattle-rearing enterprise to register with acceptable authorities. ”
BREAKING: Akeredolu offers herdsmen ultimatum to vacate Ondo forest