A Fulani herder in the Okitipupa area of Ondo state have been arrested by Amotekun officials for allegedly destroying a cassava farm, Daily Times understands.
According to Sahara reporters, Usman Abubakar aged 20-year old was nabbed by the security officials after his cow feasted on the cassava farm.
A member of the Amotekun Corps revealed that the farmland belongs to one Mrs Akinsuyi in the community, who reported the incident and added the farm is valued at around N2m..
The security official said farmers in Okitipupa had always been complaining about the activity of herdsmen destroying their farmlands.
“The report we got was that herdsmen have been destroying farmlands.
“And we have also been taking note, but not until the woman who has a cassava farm in the community came to report with evidence.
“We arrested the suspect (herdsman) and immediately handed him over to the police.”
A farmer in the town also confirmed the arrest of the herder.
Tee-Leo Ikoro, spokesperson for the police in Ondo State, could not be reached for comments at the time of this report.