The state security outfit codenamed Amotekun has evicted 137 northerners from forest reserves in Ondo state yet again.

Those who were evicted were living in the Elegbeka forest reserves along the Ifon-Owo road. Chief Adetunji Adeleye, the state commander of Amotekun, told reporters in Akure that their continued occupation of the forest reserve posed a security threat to the state.

Chief Adetunji Adeleye, the state commander of Amotekun, told reporters in Akure that their continued occupation of the forest reserve posed a security threat to the state.

Adeleye stated that all illegal forest occupants would be escorted out of the state to their origins.

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“We got an Intelligence report that very many people bombarded (forests at) Elegbeka–Ifon area in the state.

“We moved in and questioned the majority of them and they said they were from the northern part of the country

“We asked for their mission they were not able to give us a clear cut of what they are here for.

“We brought some of them (to Akure) and their sponsors here to the headquarters (of Amotekun) for proper investigation.

“We profiled them and we found out that they were conniving with some persons in Ose to be given space for settlement in the government’s forest reserve which makes them illegal occupants in the forests reserve.”

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The chairman said that ” We are sending them back to where they claimed they came from.

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