A Total of Two Hundred and Fifty Cows (250) have been seized by the Ondo State Security Network Agency popularly known as the Amotekun Corps after they got a distress call and petitions by farmers in Ipogun, Ilara, Owena Dam axis in Ifedore Local Government Area of the Ondo State.
Adetunji Adeleye, the state commander of the State Security Network, Amotekun said while signing for the release of the crops on the 18th of April that the herders damaged over 300 hectares of farmland with crops, including maize, yam, cassava, and cocoyam.
He accused the herders of uprooting cocoyam, cassava and yam tubers to feed their cows. He added that the government will prosecute owners of seized cows and auction the animals after getting a court order.
He said :
“I was amazed when I saw the level of destruction when we got to the farm. The herders first attacked us, but later ran away. However, we arrested two of them. We also seized over 250 cows.”