Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central Senator, has faulted the quit notice issued to herdsmen by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Sani said the quit notice order by Akeredolu was wrong.
Akeredolu gave an ultimatum to herders to vacate all forests in the state within seven days.
He urged the Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu to think otherwise on his decision ordering herdsmen to vacate forest reserves in the state.
The former senator in a short message to the governor on his official Facebook page on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, said 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 the government at all levels has to make efforts to punish those who breach the law and respect the rights of the innocent.
“My Dear Governor Akeredolu, I’m quite 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,” he said.
Source: The Nation