The Ondo State Safety Community Company, codenamed Amotekun has once more evicted 137 northerners from the state forest reserve.
These evicted have been occupying the Elegbeka forest reserve alongside Ifon-Owo Street.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had in February ordered herdsmen to vacate the state’s forest reserves inside seven days.
Other than ejecting the herdsmen, the governor additionally banned underage grazing, evening grazing, and motion of cattle throughout the cities and highways.
Talking with journalists in Akure, the state commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye described herdsmen’s continued occupation of the forest reserves as a safety risk to the state.
Adeleye stated all of the unlawful forest occupants can be escorted out of the state to wherever they got here from.
He stated, “We received an Intelligence report that very many individuals bombarded (forests at) Elegbeka–Ifon space within the state.
“We moved in and questioned the vast majority of them and so they stated they have been from the northern a part of the nation. We requested for his or her mission, they weren’t in a position to give us a clear-cut (clarification) of what they have been right here for.
“We introduced a few of them (to Akure) and their sponsors right here to the headquarters (of Amotekun) for correct investigation. We profiled them and came upon that they have been conniving with some individuals in Ose to be given house for settlement within the authorities’s forest reserve which makes them unlawful occupants within the forest reserve.”
The chairman stated, “We’re sending them again to the place they claimed they got here from.”
This comes just a few days after the federal government evacuated 42 suspected invaders, who have been arrested by Amotekun at Okitipupa, the headquarters of Okitipupa Native Authorities Space of the state.
The suspected invaders who hailed from Kano and Jigawa states claimed that they have been invited to the state by an agent who will interact them as safety guards to watch and information pipelines within the state.
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