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Herdsmen destroy farm, attack Amotekun in Ondo



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Newly installed local security operatives in the South-West, Amotekun has revealed that some of its operatives were on Wednesday attacked by herdsmen in Ondo state. 

Chief Adetunji Adeleye, the state commander of Amotekun disclosed this while speaking with Journalists in Akure, the state capital. 

Adeleye said that the Amotekun officers had responded to a distress call from farmers at Osi community in Akure North Local Government area that the herdsmen and their cows destroyed their farms. 

But when the Amotekun operatives got there to settle the rift, the herdsmen attacked the security operatives with weapons. 

The Amotekun officers eventually subdued the herdsmen and arrested them with their weapons.

Adeleye said, “Some farmers from Osi community  ran to our office complaining that their farms had been destroyed by cattle.  We sent our men there to assess the situation. They found out that the cattle were actually on the farm and we invited the herdsmen. But on getting there, they attacked our men with knives and other weapons. However, we were able to arrest one of them,  Abdulkadir Mohammed.”

Adeleye also said that the Amotekun came to the rescue of a Fulani man who was attacked by cattle rustlers. 

“One Alhaji Ilyasu,  a Fulani man came to us that some people came with a bus to steal cattle. We were able to seize their bus; we also recovered the cows.

“We were able to trace some of the rustlers that ran away to somewhere in Ogun State. We have apprehended one Sudauna Gombe and one Ogunyale Sola, who was the driver of the abandoned bus. We have handed them over to the Agro Department of the  Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.”

Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed is a security outfit created to assist the police, other security agencies and traditional rulers in combating terrorism, banditry, armed robbery, kidnapping and also help in settling herdsmen and farmers contentions in the South-West region.

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