People flee as over 1000 cows occupy roads in Osogbo

Residents of the Osun State capital of Osogbo were thrown into panic on Thursday evening when more than a thousand cows descended on the town.

The cows who were led by about twelve herdsmen occupied major routes in the State Capital, forcing road users and nearby shop owners to abandon their cars and shops.

It was gathered that the herders were making for Ilesa where they hoped to find water for their herd.

It took the intervention of the Osun State chapter of Amotekun to remove them from the town’s roads.

When contacted, Osun Amotekun Field Commandant, Amitolu Shittu, said, “Initially, they wanted to resist instructions to lead the cattle to identified routes out of the state, but they later succumb to our instruction.

“The team escorted the cattle and the herders to the boundary of a neighbouring state before it disembark and allow them to move away,” he said.

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