Security: Ondo Gov says state will give arms for the people
Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, says the state may be forced to buy sophisticated weapons to cover its people.
Akeredolu was replying to a videotape making the rounds from Katsina, showing the fellow of the Western Nigeria Security Network, Amotekun, carrying the blessing of the Federal Government to bear arms.
The Governor in a statement he personally signed on Thursday condemned the civil government for playing double norms with the nation’s security.
Akeredolu wondered why Amotekun, a Southwest indigenous security outfit, couldn’t bear sophisticated weapons despite nonstop calls, but a counterpart in Katsina State, established to tame bandits and terrorists, are bearing AK47s.
He said denying Amotekun the right to bear arms exposes the Southwest to life- hanging looters and organized crime and a deliberate destruction of the region’s agrarian sector.
The statement reads ” That Katsina was suitable to arm its state security force, with the display of AK47 means we’re pursuing one country, two systems result to the public question.However, in the face of generally faced empirical pitfalls, it means that our unitary policing system, If the Katsina situation conferring advantages on some.