Hundreds of farmers, forest guards and the members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Ondo State have staged a protest against the incessant abduction of their members allegedly by some gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.
The protesters, who were carrying various placards, also said they were in support of the order of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to eject the herdsmen from all the Ondo State Government Forest Reserves in the state.
They said they threw their weight behind the Akeredolu’s order because it was made in the interest of the security of lives and property of the people of the state.
The protesters, whose placards read various inscriptions, argued that the current state of insecurity was not quickly checked, it might lead to chaos and famine in Ondo State.
Newsflagship recalls that Akeredolu had given a seven-day order to the Fulani Herdsmen to quit Government Forest as part of major steps at addressing the root cause of kidnapping and other nefarious activities in the state.
The Governor gave the order in a statement issued on his official Twitter handle on Monday, adding that the forests had been turned into a place for felons to carry out their criminal activities.
He argued that all Forest Reserves in the state were to be vacated by herdsmen within the following seven days with effect from Monday 18th January 2021
Source: Opera News