Quit Notice To Herdsmen: Akeredolu Orders Massive Amotekun Recruitment

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The Amotekun Corps Commander in Ondo State, Adetunji Adeleye, says that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered massive recruitment into the corps.

Adeleye added that the recruitment is free and prospective corps personnel can download the recruitment form on its website.

Recall that Akeredolu ordered Fulani herdsmen operating in the state’s forest reserves to vacate within seven days.

Akeredolu who said that the herdsmen’s activities in the forests were a threat to the security of the state, issued the ultimatum on Monday while meeting with leaders of Hausa/Fulani and Ebira Communities in the state.

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In a Tuesday statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the presidency said it was “least expected” for thousands of herders that have lived all their lives in the state to be unilaterally ousted by Akeredolu on account of the infiltration of the forests by criminals.

However, pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere and the Southern and Middle Belt Elders Forum backed the Ondo governor.

Reports say unimaginable calm has returned to the border towns and hotspots of kidnapping and other criminal activities in Ondo State since the governor gave the order.

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