The operatives of the Ondo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps have arrested 200 cows for ravaging farmlands and flouting the anti-open Grazing Law of the state
The herders reportedly fled leaving some children behind with the cows at Owena dam in Ifedore Local Government Area.
It was gathered that the cows were nabbed between 10pm and 12 midnight after Amotekun received distress calls from farmers in the area.
Commander of Ondo Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, said he got a distress call from farmers that over 500 cows had ravaged their farms in Owena, a border town.
“Our men went(there) at about 10 pm and actually arrested 200 back to the Command at about 12 midnight.
”We observed that two underages were found with the cows as all the herdsmen had run away.
”We waited till yesterday morning until the farmers union around the area came. Since we couldn’t find the herders, we came with the cows to the office.
” We are sure that they will come over soonest because the anti-open grazing law is still on the ground and has been enforced. It is forbidden for the cows to graze at night and for the underage to control.
“These are all the provisions that are on the ground and of course, the law will take its course. In the last three months, we have been on public enlightenment for the herders and farmers.
”So, once the farmers and herders understand the limitation of each other, there’ll be no problem. There will always be rainy and dry seasons. We are reverting back to the days that farmers can confidently go to their farms to take crops and nothing will happen to them.”