Over 100 cows have been over the weekend “arrested” by the lads of the Ondo State Safety Company, in any other case generally known as Amotekun Corps for flouting the open grazing legal guidelines of the State.
The herders, who have been suspected to not have registered with the State authorities, took to their heels upon sighting the operatives of the Amotekun Corps.
DAILY POST gathered that the cows have been caught grazing alongside the busy Akure/Ilesa freeway.
Disclosing this, the Commander of the Corps within the State, Adetunji Adeleye acknowledged that the transfer was a part of efforts at curbing crimes within the State and as properly imposing the directives of the State authorities that the streets and forest reserves be rid of unregistered herdsmen.
Based on Adeleye, the cows have been intercepted and arrested on the boundary of Osun and Ondo State, including that it took his males about 30 kilometres stroll to regulate the cows to the corps headquarters in Akure, the State capital.
“I don’t wish to slim it on the problem of capturing cattle. I might wish to say it’s a means of lowering crime. These cows have been truly blocking the most important street resulting in the State capital,” he stated.
The Corps Commander additionally emphasised that with the herders participating in unlawful grazing, kidnappers use it as a ploy to waylay victims.
“One of many occupants within the automobile that was blocked referred to as our misery line. And inside couple of minutes, our males have been on floor.
“We should always take word that our males are in all of the 18 native authorities areas and we’re on 24 hours patrol. We arrived the scene promptly.
“The culprits who sited us on arrival ran away as they managed the cows to comply with them, however we have been solely capable of management them again,” he stated.