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Many wounded, 120 cows arrested as herdsmen, Amotekun clash in Akure

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Many wounded, 120 cows arrested as herdsmen, Amotekun clash in Akure

Steve Oko

Unspecified number of persons, Saturday sustained varying degrees of wound following a bloody clash between herdsmen and the Ondo State security outfit codenamed Amotekun.

The incident which took place in Akure, the state capital, occured when the Amotekun operatives attempted to arrest some herders who herded their cows to graze on a tomatoes farm.

The farm was located at lgoba area of the state capital, Wawa News Global gathered.

According to reports, the regional security operatives had rushed to the farm following a distress call by farmers who complained that cows have been grazing on their farms.

They were said to have arrested 120 cows and some herders.

Trouble ensued when the herders reportedly turned violent as they were being transported with their cows to the headquarters of Amotekun in Akure.

The State Commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, confirmed the incident, saying his officers were attacked with stones, bottles, daggers, and guns, and several officers sustained injuries.

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A statement signed by the Spokesperson for the outfit, Jimoh Adeniken, said that the personnel were attacked while enforcing the anti-open grazing law of the State.

Adeniken said that the herdsmen ” continued to throw stones and bottles till they invaded the main road and hacked one of the Amotekun officers to a coma while attempting to disarm the officers and men of the Amotekun corps.

” Sequentially, the officers of the Amotekun Corps shot into the air to dislodge them and move back to the office.

“Unfortunately, other officers sustained varying degrees of injuries during the attack and they are currently receiving medical attention at the Hospital.

“Hence, the cows’ owners have been identified while investigation continues by the corps.

“Government will continue to pursue with vigour, through lawful means, to ensure strict compliance of the law to ensure that the efforts of farmers would not be truncated through destruction of their farmlands by herders and their cows.”

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Fulani herdsmen have continued to use their cattle to destroy crops and farms in parts of the country despite public outcries.

Security agents have also not been able to contain the menace even when some states have passed anti open grazing laws.

 

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