By Aminu Kutama
Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has vowed to order the citizens of the state to get guns to defend themselves if the terror attack continues in the state.
Akeredolu, who also vowed that his administration will smoke criminals out from their hiding places across the 18 local government area of the state, noted that if the criminals resist arrest, his government would send them to where they would get justice.
The governor stated this, on Friday while donating 50 patrol vehicles to all the security agencies in the State with the aim to further strengthen the security of lives and property of the people in the State.
“Protecting lives and property of our people is our priority here. Our own interest lies here.
“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?
Akeredolu stressed that he will be pushed to order citizens of the state to arm themselves if the necessary support is not provided for the state government.
“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, country can continue to witness this kind of insecurity.
The governor noted that the provision of the vehicles was in addition to other logistics supports that his administration has continued to render because of its conviction in the dignity of human life.
“I, therefore, wish to inform naysayers that we are prepared to make Ondo State uncomfortable and too hot for any identified criminal to hibernate.
“Therefore, these vehicles will be deployed to relevant security agencies in charge of internal security to enable them to function more effectively and efficiently. Our Key Performance Indicator shall remain a Zero Tolerance to Crime of whatever dimension,” he stressed.