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Herdsmen: Group gives Ondo govt one month Ultimatum, Threatens to block Lagos/Ore expressway

(Last Updated On: August 29, 2017)

By Tinuade Salami
Council of Concerned Youths of Nigeria (CCYN) has issued a one month ultimatum to Ondo State
government to send an anti-grazing bill to the state Assembly.
The group threatened to embark on massive protest by blocking the ever busy Lagos /Ore express
way if the government did not meet the ultimatum.
The group in a statement by its president, Pastor Olumide Akinrinola hinged its ultimatum on the
increasing trends of herdmens killings in the state, especially in the southern senatorial district.
He said that the state government should prepare a bill to be sent to the state House of Assembly
for consideration against the indiscriminate grazing of cattle on farmlands to curtail the widespread
evil by the herdsmen in Ondo State.
The statement also said the herdsmen attacks are now frequent such that people are afraid to go to
their farms while those bold to go, do so in groups.
The group also called on the government to immediately fish out the herdsmen responsible for the
killings and recent rape of a grandmother, Victoria Akinseye in Ore.
Reacting to the statement, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Mr
Olusegun Ajiboye said government is constantly meeting with all the security agencies in the state
to find lasting solutions to the problem.
Ajiboye added that government is also holding series of meetings with stakeholders to find a
peaceful way of solving the problem without unnecessarily heating up the polity.
He gave the assurance that Indigenes would begin to see the result of the stakeholders meeting
soonest.