Amotekun operatives attacked by herdsmen in Ondo state
- The conflict between herdsmen and farmers in various communities in Nigeria never seems to end
- The herdsmen this time attacked Amotekun operatives on a farm in Ondo state
- Officials of the agency were attacked while settling a misunderstanding between farmers and herdsmen
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The Punch is reporting that some herdsmen attacked members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, popularly known as Amotekun, on a farm at Osi Community in the southwestern state.
Chief Adetunji Adeleye, the state commander of Amotekun, made the disclosure to journalists in Akure, the state capital.
The herdsmen were said to have attacked the agency officials while the operatives were trying to settle a rift between them and the farmers in the community in Akure north local government area of the state on Wednesday, December 9.
According to Adeleye, 16 cows were seized by the operatives while one of the herdsmen was arrested with dangerous weapons.
Amotekun operatives were responding to a distress call from the farmers that cows had destroyed their farms in the area.
The commander also noted that a NISSAN Serena brought by the suspected rustlers to steal cows was impounded and two cattle rustlers apprehended.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that some armed herdsmen have invaded the farm of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, and attacked some of his workers.
The herdsmen were said to have destroyed the maize farm of Chief Falae, before moving to the citrus farm and set it on fire.
Apart from destroying the farm, the herdsmen also reportedly invaded the farm house in the middle of the night and attacked the workers.
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In a related development, Amotekun Corps with the support of other security operatives, have arrested suspected killers of the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Isreal Adeusi.
This was disclosed at a media briefing on Wednesday, December 2, by the commander of Amotekun Corps.
He said the team combed the surrounding forest in search of the killers. Going further, he disclosed that four persons kidnapped were rescued during the search operation.
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