Akin Olotu, senior special assistant on agriculture to Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, says three farmers have been killed following an attack on a community within the state
Olotu informed Newsmen that the incident occurred at Ijugbere axis of Owo local government area (LGA) of Ondo on Saturday night time.
Whereas condemning the incident, he said those criticising the governor for issuing a seven-day ultimatum to herders should be charged as accomplices in the attack.
“Three farmers had been killed on Saturday night time right here at Ijugbere. The place is gradually becoming like Zamfara,” he mentioned.
“Those accusing the governor of ordering unlawful occupants of the forest to vacate the place ought to be charged as accomplices. They need to bury their heads in shame.”
The event comes a number of days after two individuals lost their lives when bandits attacked operatives of the Ondo state security network agency, also referred to as Amotekun, in the identical local government area.
In January, Akeredolu had issued a seven-day quit notice to herdsmen working illegally within the state’s forest reserves.
Other than ejecting the herdsmen, the governor additionally banned underage grazing, night time grazing, and movement of cattle inside the cities and on highways.
The eviction discover generated varied reactions, and after a gathering with totally different stakeholders, Akeredolu requested herdsmen to register with the government for proper identification.