On Thursday, a member of the Amotekun vigilante group and a farmer, lost their lives after some suspected herdsmen attacked the Sanusi Village in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
This occurred when the Amotekun men and other security agents were carrying out the order of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, to push out the herdsmen who are illegally occupying the forest reserves in the state.
Operational motorcycles and vehicle belonging to the Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps were reportedly set ablaze by the killers.
Mr Adebayo Ayeni, Public Relations Officer of the Amotekun Corps, confirmed the incident in a statement, “Men of Ondo State Security Network Agency, has again made another major breakthrough in their strive to get rid of criminal elements in Ondo State.
“This cartel were piling up arms and ammunition to invade the entire state, while masquerading as herders and using the forest as kidnappers den for negotiation and ransom, illegal mining activities and cultivation of Indian hemps.
“The security outfits in conjunction with the police, the army and other security agencies in the state however smoked them out of the forest, after it was discovered that the bandits had killed a farmer and a member of the vigilante group in the area.