Battle against violent herdsmen got hotter in Ondo State on Thursday when some of them killed two people and set ablaze a vehicle belonging to the state security network, Amotekun.
This occurred when the suspected herdsmen attacked the Sanusi Village in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The dead were said to be a farmer and a member of a vigilante group.
The Public Relations Officer of the Amotekun Corps, Mr Adebayo Ayeni, confirmed the incident in a statement.
Ayeni said, “Men of Ondo State Security Network Agency, has again made another major breakthrough in their strive to get rid of criminal elements in Ondo State.
“This cartel were piling up arms and ammunition to invade the entire state, while masquerading as herders and using the forest as kidnappers den for negotiation and ransom, illegal mining activities and cultivation of Indian hemps.
“The security outfits in conjunction with the police, the army and other security agencies in the state however smoked them out of the forest, after it was discovered that the bandits had killed a farmer and a member of the vigilante group in the area.
“They also went to the village where an Amotekun vehicle was parked and set it ablaze.”