The Ondo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun, says at least 400 cows in the state have been arrested by its operatives in the ongoing “Operation Clean up.”
The state Commander of the corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, disclosed this in a press briefing , said, “We started from the state capital and combed all the black spots and made over 400 arrests before we headed to the local government areas and concentrated on the northern senatorial district ( of the state) where we embarked on 24 hours patrol.
“We engaged the services of local hunters and vigilantes to join our men and patrol the forest. Substantially, we were also able to drive out the bad guys in recent times. You will find out that most of the kidnap cases you get nowadays are at the border.
“We have put out searchlight and we have mapped out security strategies to checkmate the activities of those bad people. Ose local government area has boundaries with Edo and Kogi States and it offers an easy-access way out. But we are checking them.”
Meanwhile, the Ondo State House of Assembly has passed into law the anti-open grazing bill.
Honourable Taofik Mohammed of the House Committee on Agriculture said that the bill was made to regulate rearing and grazing of livestock to prevent the destruction of farm crops stop the clashes between farmers and herders as well as support the growth of livestock farming in the state.