Former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has disagreed with Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu over the ultimatum he issued to herders in the state.
He asked the Governor not to allow the sins of a criminal few to affect law abiding and peaceful residents.
Governor Akeredolu had ordered herders to vacate the forest reserves in Ondo state, in a bid to curb the activities of kidnappers in the state.
The Governor issued the order via series of tweets shared on Monday January 18. He hinged the decision on the state of insecurity in Ondo and further said that “bad elements” have turned the forest reserves into hideouts for keeping victims of kidnapping, negotiating for ransom and carrying out other criminal activities.”
However reacting to this via a Facebook post, Shehu Sani stated it is wrong to ask all cattle herders to leave the state while they have the right to live anywhere they want in the country. He added that there should be increased effort to deal with those who breach the law, while respecting and protecting the rights of the innocent.
See what he wrote below;
“My Dear Governor Akeredolu,
I’m quiet aware of the security challenges facing your state.I appreciate your efforts,but it’s outrightly and completely wrong to ask ALL cattle herders to leave Ondo forests.The sins of a criminal few should not affect the law abiding and peaceful ones who have the right to live and move freely in all parts of our country.
Efforts must continue to be made to deal with those who breach the law,while and respecting and protecting the rights of the innocent.