Amotekun and Hunters Flushed Out Two Set Of Dangerous Herdsmen


According to report reaching us from Oyo state, some set of dangerous herdsmen has been flushed out from opara forest reserve and Oyo state agricultural development program forest by the Oyo state security network agency popularly known by Amotekun with a joint force from hunters in the state.

General Kunle Togun, the chairman of Amotekun unit force, said the herdsmen who was caught in the forest of the state were said to be invited by some traditional rulers, this was made known by a statement issued by the information officer in Oyo state Mrs Ayolola Adedoja.

However Mrs Ayolola solicit for the help and cooperation from the people of Oyo state to support the Amotekun unit force and the hunters to tighten up the security of the state, she said this while commending the effort of Amotekun and the hunters for flushing out the dangerous herdsmen from the hideout.

She continue in his statement, she said the security outfit was open to criticism from people, but encouraged the Amotekun corps not to be discouraged from carrying out his duty by protecting life and property of their people in the state.

In her statement, she narrated how the herdsmen were spotted at opara forest reserve at Oke Ogun area and the chairman of Amotekun corps attention were called into, and the corps act on it immediately. The herdsmen were caught at around 2am in the morning by the help of head of hunters prophet Ojuawo with 40 other hunters, the herdsmen were led out of the forest and was escorted to orelope local government area Oyo state.

The herdsmen were handover to the Amotekun corps, and were also led to one their member at igbeti olorunshogo, where they were handed over. However the Amotekun corps make sure they were escorted out of Oyo state boundary. While they interview one of the herdsmen, he said one traditional ruler Basle invited them over to the state and they were able to provide the letter of invitation from the traditional ruler.

Meanwhile another set of herdsmen were spotted at OYSADEP forest reserve, they also provide a letter of invitation by the some traditional ruler Obas. According to Togun he said they were also driven out of the state. He however call for people patient on Amotekun knowing fully well that a lot of people expectations on Amotekun is high, says security outfit would not be sudden,but will soon be effective.

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