The Ondo State Safety Community Company, Amotekun, on Wednesday stated some herdsmen attacked its operatives on a farm at Osi Neighborhood, in Akure North Native Authorities Space of the state, whereas the operatives have been making an attempt to settle a rift between them and the farmers in the neighborhood.
The operatives of the company have been stated to have moved to the neighborhood, following a misery name from the farmers that cows had destroyed their farms within the space.
The state Commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who disclosed this to journalists in Akure, the state capital, nonetheless, stated one of many herdsmen was arrested with harmful weapons whereas 16 cows have been seized by the operatives.
He acknowledged, “Some farmers from Osi Neighborhood ran to the workplace complaining that their farms had been destroyed by herds.
We despatched our males there to evaluate the scenario. They discovered that the herds have been truly on the farm and we invited the herdsmen. However sadly, on getting there, they attacked our males with knives and different harmful weapons. However we have been capable of arrest certainly one of them named Abdulkadir Mohammed.”
Adeleye additionally disclosed that two suspected cattle rustlers have been arrested by his males whereas a NISSAN Serena marked LAGOS FJ 423 KRD, introduced by the suspected rustlers to steal cows belonging to 1 Alhaji Ilyasu was impounded
He stated, “One Alhaji Ilyasu, a Fulani man got here to us that some folks got here with a Serena Bus to steal their cattle. They got here to us and we despatched our males out.
We have been capable of recuperate the automobile they wished to make use of in stealing the cows, we additionally recovered the cows.
“We have been capable of hint a few of the rustlers that ran away to someplace in Ogun State.
We’ve apprehended one Sudauna Gombe and one Ogunyale Sola, who was the driving force of the deserted Serena.
We’ve handed them over to the Agro Division of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps for detailed investigation.
“We recovered two cows, which we’ve returned to the Fulani man that owns them, and we introduced the automobile to our workplace right here as a result of the rustlers ran away and deserted the automobile. However we have been capable of arrest these concerned they usually had confessed that they’d been within the commerce for a while.”
The Amotekun boss additionally disclosed that over 100 suspects had been arrested by males of the safety company within the state because it began its operations.