3 herdsmen,56 cows Arrested in Ondo as Herders defy southern states’ ban on open grazing.

 Since the take-off of the ban on September 1 in open grazing law across the Southern states, far in Ondo State, where the State Security Network – Amotekun –  on Thursday arrested three herdsmen and 56 cows for allegedly violating the anti-grazing law.

The suspects were arrested at Iwara, a community in Ikare Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government, after allegedly destroying farmland.

The Commander of Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, confirmed the arrest and vowed that the law would be enforced across the state.

He asked leaders of herders’ associations to educate their members on how to conduct themselves without creating conflict, The arrested persons were fined for their actions.

The Seriki Hausa Akungba Akoko, Alhaji Idris Jumil Ismaila, thanked the governor of Ondo State for allowing them to settle out of court and promised to get herders to comply henceforth.

It was gathered that herders in the rural areas of the Southwest, Southeast and Southsouth are going about their business unmolested.

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