Ondo Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has vowed to purchase sophisticated arms and ammunition for operatives of the State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps.
Akeredolu said his decision was to fulfill its administration’s legal, constitutional and moral duty to the citizens of the State by acquiring arms to protect them.
The Ondo Governor’s action was sequel to a video making the rounds showing the equivalent of the Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun Corps) in Katsina, obtaining the approval of the Federal Government to bear arms.
Akeredolu said such action by the Federal Government was fraught with great dangers.
Akeredolu stated that denying Amotekun the urgently needed rights, to legitimately bear arms was a repudiation of the basis of true federalism which Nigerians have been clamoring for.