Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was ordered by the President Muhammadu Buhari to pursue all criminals in the forest reserves of the state.
Some weeks ago Akeredolu had ordered herdsmen residing in the forest reserves of the state to leave and register with the government.
On Wednesday Akeredolu, had a meeting with the President behind Closed doors to brief him on the herdsmen crisis shaking the southwest.
The Governor after the meeting with the president at Presidential Villa, Abuja, refuse to speak to the State House correspondents.
The online newspaper reports that President Buhari also met with Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde and Oba Enitan Oguwusi, the Ooni of Ife.
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The Ondo State Information Commissioner, Donald Ojogo, disclosed in a statement to newsmen that the meeting was based on the issue of security in the Southwest and Ondo State in particular.
“It was a huge opportunity for the governor to put the records straight as regards the erroneous impression that Governor Akeredolu had asked all Fulani and herdsmen to vacate the state,” Ojogo said.
“The meeting afforded both leaders a great window to explore ingenious methods to tackle the issue of insecurity in the region.
“In particular, Governor Akeredolu sought and, indeed, obtained the President’s support and encouragement to flush out criminals in the forests of Ondo State.”Source: Multiloaded