- The Seriki of Iyere in Osun, Haruna Tanko, now has his kidnapped brother back home
- Tanko's brother, Usman, regained his freedom on Monday, March 29
- Nothing official has been said about how Usman was rescued from the abductors' den
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The younger brother of Haruna Tanko, the Seriki of Hausa community in Iyere, Osun state, on Monday, March 29, gained back his freedom after spending days in captivity with some gunmen.
The Seriki's brother, Usman, was released by his captors alongside three other persons.
Seriki Tanko confirmed the good news to The Nation in a conversation on Monday.
Meanwhile, the traditional rulers in Odo-Otin North local council development area of Osun state had told the herders who work and live in the area to monitor and report any strange visitors or cattle rustlers to the appropriate quarters.
Legit.ng reported that the warning was given by the Oloyan of Oyan land, Oba Kilani Adekeye, who led other prominent traditional rulers in the LCDA during the third peace and security meeting held recently in his palace.
In a statement issued after the meeting and seen by Legit.ng, the traditional rulers frowned at the illegal activities of the herders and the reported influx of the cattle rustlers to the area through Erin-Ile and Asi boundary.
Elizabeth Oluwatoyin Adebisi, the council-manager Odo-Otin North LCDA, who convened the emergency peace and security meeting, explained that she had received several petitions from the people of the LCDA stating some illegal activities of the herders in the area.
She added that the illegal act ranges from the possession and display of arms and ammunition, attempted murder, kidnapping among others. Adebisi also stated that a prominent member of the community called to notify her that some strange cattle rustlers were camping in the Aara area new Igbotele, Oyan.
Adebisi, therefore, ordered the security agencies and the community security team to do everything within the ambit of the law to displace any illegal occupant of any bush who pose threat to the peace and security of the area.