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Insecurity: APC Governor Issues Seven Days Quit Notice To Herdsmen

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Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has read the riot act to herdsmen in the state.

The governor, gave the herdsmen seven days ultimatum to quit all forest reserves in the state.

Governor Akeredolu issued the ultimatum on Monday, January 18, in a thread of tweets.

According to him, the decision was taken to address the root causes of kidnappings and other crimes in the state.

The governor said that security reports had indicated that some bad elements masquerading as herdsmen were behind the cases of abductions reported in Ondo.

Akeredolu said: “As the Chief Law and Security Officer of the State, it is my constitutional obligation to do everything lawful to protect the lives and property of all residents of the State…”

In addition to the order to vacate the forest reserves, the governor said herdsmen are banned from night-grazing. He also stated that henceforth, the movement of cattle within cities and highways is prohibited.

The governor further outlawed under-aged grazing of cattle in Ondo state.

Akeredolu disclosed that security agencies have been directed to enforce the ban. He said he will give a grace period of seven days for herders in the state to register their cattle-rearing business.

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