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FG did not provide AK47 for Amotekun – Akeredolu to FG

Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, reacting to the video showing the Katsina security outfit obtaining the approval to bear arms criticised the Federal Government, noting that the country cannot have two systems.

In a statement on Thursday, Akeredolu revealed that this followed government’s denial of the Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun Corps) to carry assault rifles despite terror attacks.

He noted that denying Amotekun the rights to legitimately bear arms is a repudiation of the basis of true federalism which we have been clamoring for.

“That Katsina was able to arm its state security force, with the display of AK47 means we are pursuing one country, two systems solution to the national question.

“If the Katsina situation conferring advantages on some, in the face of commonly faced existential threats, it means that our unitary policing system, which has failed, is a deliberate method of subjugation which must be challenged.”

The governor also said Nigeria’s independence agreement was based on a democratic arrangement to have a federal state and devolved internal security mechanics. We must go back to that agreement.

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

Source:Rootstv