Insecurity: APC governor issues 7 days quit notice to herdsmen, gives reason

Insecurity: APC governor issues 7 days quit notice to herdsmen, gives reason

- The Ondo governor, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to the insecurity in the state

- The governor has issued an executive order guiding the grazing of cattle in Ondo

- Akeredolu expressed displeasure over criminal activities being carried out by people pretending to be cattle grazers

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has given herdsmen 7 days ultimatum to quit all forest reserves in Ondo state.

Akeredolu issued the ultimatum on Monday, January 18, in a thread of tweets.

He said the decision was taken to address the root causes of kidnappings and other crimes in the state.

Insecurity: APC governor issues 7 days quit notice to herdsmen
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said he has a duty to enforce security in Ondo state. Photo: RotimiAkeredolu
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According to the governor, security reports had indicated that some bad elements masquerading as herdsmen were behind the cases of abductions reported in Ondo.

Akeredolu said:

“As the Chief Law and Security Officer of the State, it is my constitutional obligation to do everything lawful to protect the lives and property of all residents of the State…”

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In addition to the order to vacate the forest reserves, the governor said herdsmen are banned from night-grazing.

He also stated that henceforth, the movement of cattle within cities and highways is prohibited.

The governor further outlawed under-aged grazing of cattle in Ondo state.

Akeredolu disclosed that security agencies have been directed to enforce the ban.

He said he will give a grace period of seven days for herders in the state to register their cattle-rearing business.

In another report, some travellers have reportedly been abducted in Osun state.

According to The Nation, the incident occurred along Omoh/Erin-Ijesha road in Ori-Ade local government area of the state.

The travellers were reportedly waylaid by gunmen, who took some of them to a nearby bush around Ori-Oke Omoh while others were left at the scene.

In another sad incident, Rev. Fr. John Gbakaan, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Minna, Nigeria has been killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits.

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The priest was reportedly killed after he was abducted by the bandits in the north-central state.

Another Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Ugochukwu Ugwoke, made the announcement on Saturday, January 16 via Twitter

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