2 herdsmen arrested for allegedly destroying farmlands in Ekiti

OPERATIVES of the Ekiti State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested two herdsmen and their cattle for allegedly destroying farmlands in the state following a series of complaints by farmers.

The state commandant of NSCDC, Mr Solomon Iyamu, who disclosed this to journalists in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, however, did not reveal the identities of the two herders.

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The NSCDC boss said the arrest of the suspects was made possible through a joint operation of the Agro Rangers Unit of the command, Nigerian Army, police, members of the Ekiti State Anti-Grazing Agency and men of Vigilante Group of Nigeria (GVN).

The operation, which he said lasted for about six hours, took place at Ago Aduloju and Ogbese axis of Ise-Orun and Gbonyin local government areas of the state.

The NSCDC commandant said about seven cows were seized during the operation and that they are currently at the premises of the corps in Ado-Ekiti.

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