News reports the Public Relations Officer of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo, Mr Adebayo Ayeni confirmed the incident on Friday
In a statement Mr Ayeni stated that the incident happened on Thursday and that the herdsmen also went into the village where an Amotekun vehicle was parked and set it ablaze.
“Men of Ondo State Security Network Agency, have again made another major breakthrough in their strive to get rid of criminal elements in Ondo State.
“This cartel was 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,” Ayeni stated.