Amotekun Arrest Over 250 Cows For Encroaching Farmlands In Ondo

  • … henceforth, the government will prosecute owners of seized cows and auction the animals after getting a court order.

The Ondo State Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun Corps, said it has seized more than 250 cows following a distress call and petitions by farmers in Ipogun, Ilara, Owena Dam axis in Ifedore Local Government Area.

State Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye disclosed this to journalists in Akure, the state capital, at the signing of an undertaking for the release of the cows.

He, however, lamented that when he visited the farmlands to assess the level of destruction, he discovered that the cows destroyed over 300 hectares of farmland with crops, including cassava, maize, cocoyam, and yam.

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“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,” he said.

He added that the herders even went ahead to uproot cassava, cocoyam, and yam tubers to feed their cows.

Adeleye warned that, henceforth, the government will prosecute owners of seized cows and auction the animals after getting a court order.

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