There was heavy protest in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Thursday as commercial drivers, members of the Nigeria Forest Services known as Forest guards, farmers and traders stormed the streets protesting in support of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu order to herdsmen to vacate forest reserves in the state within seven days.
The protesters carried placards urging the Ondo Governor not to back down on his directive.
Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Comrade Jacob Adejo, said commercial drivers were no longer safe in the state.
Adejo said his members need protection as herders attacked them with impunity as well as kidnapped them before now.
It would be recalled that Akeredolu on Tuesday ordered all the herdsmen in Forest reserves in the state to vacate the forest within seven days.
The order has continued to generate reactions from notable Nigerians. The presidency in a statement by the senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu said the governor has no right to pursue people from any part of the state.