Ondo State Security Network, known as Amotekun corps, have arrested over 100 cows and nine herders along Akure /ilesa highway.
The herders were intercepted with the cows and arrested for violating grazing rules on the highway along the boundary of Osun and Ondo States.
Commander of Ondo Amotekun, Mr Adetunji Adeleye, said other herders, who were suspected not to have registered with the State government, took to their heels upon sighting the operatives of the Amotekun Corps.
“Our men controlled the cows to the headquarters of our office, which was about 30 kilometres from the point they were intercepted,” he said.
“I don’t want to narrow it on the issue of capturing cattle. I would want to say it’s a way of reducing crime. These cows were actually blocking the major road leading to the state capital.
“Apart from the possibility of illegal grazing in most cases, it is the ploy that kidnappers use. One of the occupants in the vehicle that was blocked called our distress line. And within few minutes, our men were on ground.
”We should take note that our men are in all the 18 local government areas and we are on 24 hours patrol. We arrived the scene promptly.
”The culprits who sighted us on arrival ran away as they controlled the cows to follow them but we were only able to control them back.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Ondo Amotekun had previously ejected about 37 herdsmen and their over 5000 cows over their refusal to register with the state government.