The Ondo State Security Network Agency, the Amotekun Corps, has evacuated 137 persons found to be occupying a government forest reserve in the State illegally from the state.
Ondo Amotekun revealed that the illegal occupants were apprehended at Elegbeka Forest Reserve, located along Benin/Owo Highway.
This was disclosed by the state’s Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, who said the agency got a tip off that some persons have invaded the government forest reserve in Elegbeka, near Ifon in Ose Local Government Area of the State.
He stressed further that the men were brought to Amotekun headquarters in Akure where they were further questioned and profiled, stating that majority of them said they were from the northern part of the country, but they could not state their mission in the state.
According to him, “it was discovered that the persons were conniving with others in the area in order to settle down illegally in the government forest reserve.
“The illegal occupants have been sent back to where they claimed to have come from.”
Osun Defender had earlier reported that 42 persons from Kano and Jigawa States who were apprehended in Okitipupa, by the men of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo State were also escorted out of the State.
The Amotekun Commander assured the law abiding residents of Ondo State of adequate security of their lives and property.