Residents of the Ayede Ogbese community in Akure Due north Local Authorities Area of Ondo Province have expressed concern over the continued devastation of their farmlands by herders.
According to the residents, majorly farmers, the anti-open grazing law of late signed by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had not been effective in the community due to the fashion in which herdsmen destroyed farms with their cows.
The residents, who converged on the palace of Alayede of Ogbese to register their grievances over the state of affairs, threatened to resort to self-help whether the activities of the herders keep.
One of the chiefs in the community, Master Simon Oduh, disclosed that series of meetings held with the leadership Miyetti Allah had not yielded whatsoever positive resultant, emphasizing that the herdsmen had remained adamant.
The residents also maintained that moves might be made to collaborate with the local hunters and vigilantes to loose their community from herdsmen from farther destroying their farms with the back up of the Amotekun Corps.
On her division, the Regent of Ayede Ogbese, Princess Bukola Akinyede, maintained that people in the community had been law-abiding spell the herdsmen made life hard for the farmers who took various loans to cultivate the farmlands.
Spell soliciting urgent intervention from the authorities, Princess Akinyede said she had contacted and notified the province Commissioner of Constabulary and the council authorities over the evolution.
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