The Arewa Community in Ondo State has commended the State Government for its quick intervention in arresting possible backlash of the killing of an Ilorin Cattle rearer in Oke-igbo by robbers after stealing ten of his Cows.
The spokes person of the group, Alhaji Malam Shehu at a media briefing in Akure on Monday said some cattle rustlers attacked one Abu Adams while gazing around Oloruntele village, Oke-Igbo, in Ile-Oluji / Oke igbo local government area of the state on Sunday and made away with ten of his 48 cows.
He said it took the effort of security agents to retrieve the remaining 38 cows that strayed into the bush untendered.
According him, the Arewa community are aware that the people behind the act want to cause disunity between herdsmen and the natives in the area, adding however that they have failed woefully.
Speaking in the same vein, the States Commissioner of Police Hilda Harrison said her men would ensure that the perpetrators of the act are made to face the full wrath of the law.
She said her men are already on the trail of the robbers even as she promised of their imminent apprehension and made to face the consequence of their action.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Information Kayode Akinmade said government will continue to ensure that both natives and non natives co-habit peacefully in the state.
He added that the government will not compromise the peace and harmony evident in the state.
While commending the security operatives for their promptness, Akinmade said government will do everything within its power to protect lives and property of the people living in the state.