Herdsman Whose Cows Destroyed Farm In Ondo Released After Paying Compensation


A Fulani herder arrested after his cows destroyed farm products has been released after paying compensation.

The 80-year-old Plateau State-born Danji Ibrahim, was arrested by Ondo State Amotekun operatives at Ero town in Ifedore local government after his cows ate up crops at Mrs. Aishat Ali’s farm.

Narrating how he was arrested, Ibrahim said:

“My boy and I tried to rest in the early hours of the day while on our way from Osun State.

“But, a woman came out and nagged at us. The cows got out of the compound and moved to the expressway.

“Before I knew what was happening, the vehicle of the security agency arrived.

“My boy, who is younger and smarter, took to his heels. But, there was nothing a man of my age could do. I tried to hide somewhere, but I was caught and brought to the headquarters of the corps.”

Mrs Ali on her part, said the herders usually brought their cows to destroy farmlands in the community.

“When their cows destroyed our farms last year, they promised to pay us, but they didn’t fulfil their promise.

“A few days ago, they came back with their cows. I called the Amotekun operatives, who apprehended them. Now, we have resolved everything and they have compensated us.”

Ondo Amotekun Commander, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, said the herder and his cows would be released since compensation had been paid.

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