The Ondo state government has expressed serious concern over security situation and proliferation of weapons in the hands of criminals in the state aftermath of #EndSars Protest in the country; SUNSHINETRUTH can report.
Speaking on the situation, the Special Adviser to Governor Akeredolu on Special Duties, Dr. Doyin Odebowale, said about 100 AK-47 are with criminals in the state.
According to Odebowale, “The government has been compelled to take the decision because of growing insecurity in the state especially in Akure, the capital city.
“What is happening in the country now is unfortunate. We still have to appeal to security agencies to come and assist us. All of us invited this problem on ourselves. We say ENDSARS and it ended but they were killing people. Policemen were killed, roasted and eaten. Society has been so hypocritical.
“We just pretend as if suddenly we do not need the policemen. Several weapons are with criminals. About 100 AK 47 are with criminals. We are going to be proactive in Ondo because we cannot take over the functions of the police.
“All of us have not risen to condemn the killing of policemen. Some people even spread fake news about killings in Lekki. Up till now, nobody has come out to say a member of his family has been killed or missing from Lekki.
“We invited this situation on ourselves. We kept quiet as if those policemen killed are from heaven. What steps have been taken to take care of the families left behind by those slain policemen? People killed them on account of lies.
“It is almost one month and not one person has come out to say his family members died in Lekki. The ENDSARS protest was turned political.
“The morale of the policemen is very low. You see policemen running away. We unleashed criminals on the policemen,” Odebowale said.