Youths, traditional rulers chase herdsmen from Ondo community

Youths, traditional rulers chase herdsmen from Ondo community

- Indigenes of Ifedore local government area of Ondo took laws into their hands against herdsmen in their community on Wednesday, January 15

- Youths in the area chased away the herdsmen over alleged violence and destruction of their farmlands

- The residents revealed that their action was neccessary after the herdsmen refused to heed to their warning to leave the place

Traditional rulers and youths of the Ifedore local government area of Ondo state on Wednesday, January 15, chased away herdsmen in their communities over alleged violence and destruction of their farmlands by cattle.

The move by the indigenes of the local government area forced the herdsmen to abandon their flocks (about 100 of them) and flee for safety, The Nation reports.

A resident in the area revealed to journalists that the action came after the herdsmen refused to heed to frequent warning from the youths.

The source said: “These herdsmen have been adamant and it was high time they left. We didn’t harm them but we were surprised the way they ran away like being chased by a lion.

“They have been destroying our farms and we could no longer condone such losses again. We don’t have a problem with them but we don’t want them and their cows in Ijare anymore."

The resident said that the abandoned cattle were later taken to the palace of Olujare of Ijare, Oba Oluwagbemigun Kokotiri for safe-keeping.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a clarion call had been made for the support of Amotekun, a joint security outfit set up by state governors of the southwest region.

The call was made to indigenes of the geopolitical region by Oba Enitan Adeyeye, the Ooni of Ife.

The Ooni said that the outfit will not in any way take over the duties of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) but would only work to support it towards eradicating violence and criminality in the southwest.

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