The Ondo State Security Network also known as Amotekun Corps, has arrested over 200 herds of cattle alongside two underaged herders in Ondo.
The cows and the herders were arrested along Ijare/Irese Road in Ifedore Local Government area of the state.
The seized cows and the herders, were later led from where they were arrested to the headquarters of the security outfit, at Akure, the state capital.
The herders and their cows were arrested for destroying crops on a farm in Irese axis of Ifedore Local Government area of the state.
According to the corps, the herdsmen attacked some operatives in an attempt to resist the arrest, the corps however subdued and arrested them as while residents hailed the bravery of the Amotekun Corps.
According to The Nations the Commander of Amotekun Corps in the state confirmed the report. Chief Adetunji Adeleye, said the cows and the herders were arrested for contravening the directive of the state government.
“The current incident was a different one. The people cried to us that the cows were destroying their crops. When we moved our people to the place, the herders attacked our men…”
Adeleye added that his men were able to overpower the herders during the confrontation .
The commander also disclosed that the herders will be handed to the relevant security agency for prosecution.