Foreign herdsmen behind killings, kidnapping in Ondo state, Akeredolu finally declares
- Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo state, has revealed those behind killings, kidnapping in forest reserves
- Akeredolu had ordered the herders to leave the state over incessant killings
- The governor, however, noted that some foreign herdsmen are behind insecurity in the state
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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has revealed that foreign herders are perpetrating crimes in the state forest reserves.
The Punch reports that the governor noted that most of the foreign herders almost remained permanent in the state government’s forest reserves before he gave an order to flush them out.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor spoke during a courtesy visit to his office by Dora Amahian, the zonal coordinator, Zone ‘F’ of the Nigeria Immigration Service, comprising Oyo, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti states.
He tasked the officers of the NIS to heighten security at the land borders, adding that the rate at which foreigners were coming into the country through the land borders was alarming.
Akeredolu also urged the NIS to do more in securing the land borders so as to prevent unknown individuals from coming into the country without record and identity.
In her reaction, Amahian expressed appreciation to the governor for the cordial relationship between him and the Immigration service.
She said the passion of the governor for good governance and delivery of dividends of democracy had been seen in his ability to maintain peace as evident in the peaceful co-existence of the diverse people of the state.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Professor Umar Labdo, a university don and Fulani activist, condemned the quit notice issued to Fulani herders in Ondo and some part of the southwest over alleged complicity in kidnapping and other sundry crime.
It was reported that Labdo said on Sunday, January 31, that the evacuation notice to herdsmen belies the position of the constitution which grants Nigerians freedom and rights to reside in any part of the country irrespective of tribes and faiths.