The Oyo State Security Network Agency, aka Amotekun, together with some hunters, has flushed out two sets of herdsmen from the Opara Forest Reserve and therefore the Oyo State Agricultural Development Programme Forest.
The Chairman of Amotekun Corps, Gen. Kunle Togun (retd), on Saturday, during a statement by the knowledge Officer of Amotekun in Oyo State, Mrs Ayolola Adedoja, said the herdsmen, who stormed the state, claimed they were invited by some traditional rulers.
Togun commended Orion group led by one Prophet Ojuawo for the help of his group, while soliciting more support from the people of the state to form the corps more effective.
The Amotekun boss added that the safety outfit was hospitable criticism, noting that such criticism shouldn’t be to discourage the corps from its duty of protecting lives and property in the state.
The attention of the chairman of the Amotekun corps was called thereto and therefore the Amotekun corps swung into action.
“With the assistance of the head of the hunters within the state, The Amotekun corps with 40 hunters drove out the herdsmen out of the forest area and that they were sent totally out of Saki West to Orelope government LGA, Oyo State.
“The suspected herdsmen following that, we’re put in the custody of Amotekun corps members who then led them out of their territory and handed them to their members at Olorunsogo in Igbeti area. The Amotekun corps at Igbeti made sure they were escorted out of the Oyo state line .”
Togun also added that the herdsmen were stopped and questioned and said one baale from the axis invited them to the state and that we said they were ready to release a written invitation card by the village head.