Community bans underage herdsmen from carrying arms, weapons

The Traditional Head of Opeji in Odeda local government area of Ogun State, High Chief Rasaq Adeshina, and other stakeholders in the community, have placed a ban on underage and arms bearing herdsmen in the community.

According to reports, CRIMECHANNELS learnt that the ban was on the heels of a community meeting between Opeji indigenes, law enforcement agencies, and leaders of the Fulani in the community. The meeting, it was gathered, was led by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Rotimi Bolarinwa.

The reason for the meeting was to address the issue of security as well as suggest other strategies and approach to beef up security in the community.

At the meeting, the indigenes alleged that the underage herders were the ones responsible for the many atrocities perpetrated by herdsmen in the community, they demanded the immediate end to the crimes.

The indigenes also demanded that the herders fish out the strangers in their midst, wear identification uniform with name tag and stop night grazing in the community and its farmland or vacate Opeji if they would not comply.

The meeting was attended by Chief Adeshina, the Adatan Police Area Commander, ACP Ayo Edun, the Divisional Police Officer of Bode Olude Police Division, Mr Olurotimi Ajakaye and some Fulani leaders.

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