GOV Akeredolu has lambasted FG for according Katsina security outfit arms bearing rights, while denying Amotekun corps same right.

Written by on September 22, 2022

Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has lambasted the Federal Government of Nigeria, noting that the country cannot have two systems.

In a statement on Thursday, Akeredolu reacted to the video showing the Katsina security outfit obtaining the approval to bear arms.

The governor’s reaction followed federal government’s denial of the Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun Corps) to carry assault rifles despite terror attacks.

Akeredolu, a SAN noted that denying Amotekun the rights to legitimately bear arms is a repudiation of the basis of true federalism which true federalists have been clamoring for.

The governor said Nigeria’s independence agreement was based on a democratic arrangement to have a federal state and devolved internal security mechanics, adding that the terms of the nation’s feralist structure must be revisited.

He added that denying Amotekun the right to bear arms exposes the Southwest to life-threatening marauders and organized crime.

The statement announced that the Ondo government, under the doctrine of necessity, “have decided to fulfil its legal, constitutional and moral duty to the citizens of the State, by acquiring arms to protect the people of Ondo state.


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