Not fewer than 100 cows belonging to the Fulani herdsmen have been impounded by the men of the Ondo State Security Agency otherwise known as Operation Amotekun.
Reportedly, the action was in strict adherence to the directives of Ondo State government which restricts movements of unregistered herdsmen on streets and forests of the state.
The men of the Security outfit who impounded the cows along Ilesa-Akure express road,
we’re said to have apprehended the cows alongside nine herders who were accused of operating contrarily to the grazing rules on the highway.
Confirming the incident, the state Commander of Amotekun, Mr Adetunji Adeleye, said the cows were intercepted and impounded at the boundary of Osun and Ondo States.
He went further to disclose that the cows were controlled to the headquarters of the security agency which is about 30 kilometres from the point they were intercepted.
He added that the cows were blocking the major road leading to the state capital, stressing that “apart from the possibility of illegal grazing in most cases, it is the ploy that kidnappers use”.
He said his.men acted on tipoff as they were alerted by a driver.
Adeleye said “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 after we were called.
”The culprits who sited us on arrival ran away and controlled the cows to follow them, but we were oable to control them back,” he added.