Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has given seven days ultimatum to herdsmen to right away vacate forest reserves throughout the state.
Akeredolu who fumed over the nefarious actions of the herdsmen throughout the state on Monday said that his administration won’t fold its arms and permit a number of people to show the State right into a haven of dare-devil criminals.
The governor who talked robust on the actions of the legal parts within the state stated safety reviews and debriefings from victims of kidnap instances pointed in a single course traceable to some dangerous parts masquerading as herdsmen.
The Governor spoke throughout an interactive assembly with the management of the Hausa/Fulani and Ebira Communities within the state held on the Cocoa Conference Hall of the Governor’s workplace, Alagabaka, Akure, the state capital.
The assembly was additionally attended by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami and the state commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Mr Tunji Adeleye.
While ordering that every one Forest Reserves within the State are to be vacated by herdsmen throughout the subsequent seven days with impact from as we speak, Monday, Akeredolu decried the actions of the legal parts, including that they’ve turned forest reserves within the state and throughout the Southwest into hideouts for holding victims of kidnapping, negotiating for ransom and finishing up different legal actions.
“Recent security trends attest that these times require all hands to be on the deck as the difficulties we face are dire. The challenges are quite enormous, but we are determined to confront them head-on.
“We decided that all the criminal elements who hide under various guises to aid the destruction of farmlands as well as perpetuate other violent crimes such as kidnapping, drug peddling and other nefarious activities, must be stamped out of our dear State.
“We have cases of several attacks on our people by these mindless elements. You will recall the gruesome murder of one of the members of the Ondo State Traditional Council who was caught in the web of the devious plans of these workers of evil on his way back to his domain.
“While we were still grieving, other kidnap attempts were made on the lives of road users across the State, especially along our boundaries and hinterland,” he stated.
He additional positioned a ban on night-grazing and motion of cattle inside cities and freeway within the state, whereas additionally outlawing under-aged grazing of cattle.
“In its usual magnanimity, our administration will give a grace period of seven days for those who wish to carry on with their cattle-rearing business to register with appropriate authorities. ”