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Any Other Incident Here, We Will Ask Our People to Get Guns to Protect Themselves– Gov. Akeredolu

The online news medium Sahara Reporters has reported the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, as saying that he would ask citizens of his state to get guns to defend themselves against terrorists if any terror attack happens again in his domain. 

The governor reportedly stated this during a presentation of 50 vehicles to security agencies in the state, including Amotekun.

Recounting the killing of over 40 worshippers at a Catholic Church in the state on Sunday, June 5, the governor lamented that the police could not act when the incident was reported to them because they had no operational vehicle.

According to the report, the governor said:

“Any other incident here, we will ask our people to get guns to protect themselves. We will even get guns for our people to protect themselves. So, you want me to stay inside my house and someone will come and kill me there.

“If we are pushed to the wall, we will also encourage our people to get guns. We are talking to our traditional rulers to get us the traditional powers. I am begging you, nobody, state, the country can continue to witness this kind of insecurity.”

The governor further decried the deteriorating security situation in the country. He wondered how armed bandits would save their members from the government and the government cannot save its citizens from the bandits.

He asked whether there is no government in the country that criminals are having free reign the way they currently do.

In an apparent reference to the recent call by the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, for citizens of the state to arm themselves against terrorists, Akeredolu said that the Zamfara governor was pushed to the wall.

On the contentious issue of state police, Akeredolu said:

“Whether they like it or not, we will get State Police, it’s just a matter of time.”

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