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Ondo Amotekun Officers Reportedly Attacked By Herdsmen

Some officers of Amotekun Corps in Ondo State and some Herdsmen have reportedly sustained injuries when Amotekun men on Friday arrested over 120 cows and their herders for grazing and destroying tomatoes farms worth millions of naira at Igoba town in Akure North local government area of the state.

It was gathered that many farmers in the Igoba and Osi areas of Akure North Local Government have been complaining and reporting the cases of cows grazing on their farms since the 6th of May 2024, until Friday 5th July, 2024 when the agents of Amotekun corps from the Headquarters Alagbaka Akure, responded to a distress report from a tomato farmer at Igoba over cows grazing his farm and the owner led the security men to the farm.

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It was further learnt that the operatives of the Amotekun corps arrested over 120 cows feeding on the tomato farm, but on their way moving the arrested cows and herders to the Amotekun headquarters in Akure, they met resistant on their way as groups of armed Fulani herdsmen allegedly attacked the officers with stones, bottles, cutlasses, and guns around cow market “Sango Area”, along Akure-Igoba- Ado Ekiti Road.

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The attack led to reinforcement by Amotekun corps to rescue some of their men who have been injured at the Sango market, while Amotekun men successful identified the cows owner, but could not move the cows to their corps headquarters as a result of the attack.

Confirming the attack on his men in a Statement, the Public relations officer of Ondo Amotekun, Jimoh Adeniken said no life was lost in the incident but some of his men were seriously injured.

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Adeniken said the owner of the cows have been identified while investigation continues by the corps.

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