The Ondo state government has banned activities of Fulani herdsmen in the state capital, Akure, following their recent clashes with farmers in the area.
Ondo State Commissioner for Environment Sola Ebiseni said the State government had already given the Fulani herdsmen a one week ultimatum to evacuate their cattle from the main town of Akure.
He declared that any Fulani nomadic herdsman grazing cattle at night would also be considered thieves and handed over to the law enforcement agencies.
“We don’t want to see the Fulani herdsmen grazing cattle within the streets of Akure, the State capital,” Mr. Ebiseni said. “Animals are not reared on the road in our own towns. They are allowed in the outskirts of the town.”
Furthermore, a monitoring task force team from the Ministry of Environment in the State has been mandated to ensure strict compliance of the order.