‘Herders Just Opened Fire On Us’-Amotekun Operatives Escape Death, Arrest 2 Fulani Herdsmen in Ondo

Two armed Fulani herdsmen along with about 200 cows were arrested by the Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun after operatives were shot at by the herdsmen.

The State Commander of the Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, disclosed this on Tuesday saying they were arrested along Ijare -Irese Road in the Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.

According to Adeleye, the herdsmen had allegedly attacked some officials of the security network, an action which prompted their arrest.

“We arrested two herdsmen and seized about 200 cows. It was the villagers that invited us when the cows had destroyed their crops on their farms

“When we arrived there and wanted to resolved the matter, the herders just opened fire on us. Thank God for the bullet-proof vests we put on; they would have killed our men today.

“But none of our men was injured in the attack,” Adeleye had mentioned, noting that the suspects would be handed over to the police.

Recall that the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, had placed a ban on under-aged, night grazing and movement of cattle along the highways and within cities.

Akeredolu had also ordered the herdsmen to vacate the forest reserves in the state.

The state Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Garuba Bello, however, said he was not aware of the incident.