Nigeria, Feb. 5 -- Over 37 herdsmen with 5,000 cattle were on Thursday evicted from forest reserves by the Ondo State Government.

The state's security network, also called Amotekun Corps, which effected the ejection, said the herders failed to comply with the directive of the state government to register before they could be allowed to operate in the area.

Director General of the corps, Adetunji Adeleye, told PREMIUM TIMES on Friday in a telephone interview that the process of effecting the directive of the state government was ongoing.

He said those who failed to cooperate with the corps would leave the forest, even as he noted that a number of the herders were cooperating with Amotekun.

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, had...