Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has given seven days ultimatum to herdsmen to immediately vacate forest reserves within the state.
Akeredolu fumed over the nefarious activities of the herdsmen across the state on Monday.
The Governor spoke during an interactive meeting with the leadership of the Hausa/Fulani and Ebira Communities in the state held at the Cocoa Conference Hall of the Governor’s office, Alagabaka, Akure.
He stated that his administration will not fold its arms and allow a few individuals to turn the State into a haven of dare-devil criminals.
The governor stated that the security reports and debriefings from victims of kidnap cases pointed in one direction traceable to some bad elements masquerading as herdsmen.
He ordered that all Forest Reserves in the State are to be vacated by herdsmen within the next seven days with effect from today, Monday.
Akeredolu added that they have turned forest reserves in the state and across the Southwest into hideouts for keeping victims of kidnapping, negotiating for ransom and carrying out other criminal activities.