- Amid the rising herdsmen tension in the southwest, Ogun state lawmakers have taken a proactive step
- The lawmakers passed a resolution asking Governor Abiodun to launch Operation Amotekun in the state as the law for its creation is already in place
- The speaker of the house also said steps will soon be taken to pass anti-open grazing law in the state
The Ogun state House of Assembly has passed a resolution calling on the state government to launch the state's security network, Amotekun.
Vanguard reports that the lawmakers passed the resolution after raising concerns over the rising spate of insecurity occasioned by cases of kidnappings, herdsmen crisis, banditry, among others.
Legit.ng gathers that the passage of the resolution followed a motion moved by the majority leader, Yusuf Sherif.
The plenary was presided over by the Speaker of the house, Olakunle Oluomo.
The lawmakers called on Governor Dapo Abiodun the Amotekun Corps-Law which he assented to after being passed by the Assembly.
The legislators complained about the nefarious activities of some herdsmen accused of engaging in kidnapping and destruction of farmlands under the guise of open grazing for their herds of cattle.
Speaker Oluomo also noted that the State Assembly would soon convey a stakeholders’ forum to steps towards ensuring the passage of the Animal Grazing and Cattle Ranch Establishment Law, 2020.
Meanwhile, the Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has declared Ogun state as his next destination to flush out criminal herdsmen in the southwest.
The Yoruba activist in a viral video stated that he has heard about the criminal activities of herdsmen in the state, adding that they should get ready for him.
According to him, his campaign against armed Fulani herdsmen in the southwest is that God wanted to liberate Ibarapa people from the captivity of herdsmen.
In other news, Igboho has been praised by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, for being the mouthpiece of the downtrodden.
However, the monarch urged him not to take laws into his hands because his voice has been heard.