Amotekun overpowers, arrests armed herdsman, cattle rustlers

The Ondo State Security Network Agency, also called Amotekun Corps is not relenting in flushing out criminals from the state, as its men have arrested one-armed herdsman and two cattle rustlers in some parts of the state.

Addressing journalists on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Agency in Akure, the Commander of Amotekun Corps in the state, Adetunji Adeleye said the latest of the crackdown on criminals was in response to a distress call made by farmers at Osi Community in Akure North Local Government Area.

Adeleye disclosed that some herdsmen armed with dangerous weapons were rearing their cows, entering farmlands, eating and destroying planted crops.

He added that the herdsmen turned deaf ears to Amotekun men who told them to move away from the farmlands but launched an attack on them, but the security operatives were able to overpower one of the herdsmen and arrested 16 of the cows.

The Corps Commander also said that some suspected cattle rustlers have been arrested by his men upon complaints against them by some herder men in parts of Odigbo Local Government Area of the State.

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