Osun state government has expressed worries over the influx of herdsmen and subsequent destruction of farmlands by their cattle in the state.
The fear arose from the council meeting where the report of nomadic herdsmen who were said to be destroying farms was received.
A statement by Media Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Mr. Sola Fasure, said that the council viewed the action and condemned it in strong terms.
“It is the council’s strong position that this development constitutes a threat to security of lives and food production in the state.
“Council is dismayed that many farmers in the state have been forced to abandon their farms, some of which have now been converted to criminal hideouts.
“Council sympathised with the farmers and urged those affected not to take laws into their own hand but should bring this to the attention of law enforcement agencies and other relevant government agencies who are in the best position to address their plight.
According to the statement, reports of moribund states of general hospitals in the state was also received and deliberated upon.
It was noted that harsh weather condition and old age have affected some of the general hospitals in the state.
The Ministry of Work was therefore directed to carry out physical assessment of all the general hospitals in the state to determine their condition and report the cost of repairing them to the council.