Ondo Rotimi Akeredolu has said the state will take “the next step” in line with the quit notice issued to the herders in Ondo forest reserves.
The governor had also banned night grazing and outlawed underage herders as part of his administration’s effort to stop kidnapping in the state.
The Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, Jimoh Dojumo, said the state government “will wait for the expiration of the seven-day ultimatum handed down to the herdsmen occupying the forest reserves before it will know the next step.”
There was an uproar following the quit orders given to Fulani herders by governor Akeredolu and a youth leader in Oyo State, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known Sunday Igboho.
Igboho was indicted in the recent attack on Fulani communities at Iganga, Ibarapa LGA of Oyo state.
Igboho said he wants us Fulani settlers expelled from the South-West. But the federal government say that move is unconstitutional.
Governors of Nigeria’s southwest would meet over the matter today.