Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sparked controversy after warning the Federal Government and the police that the inability to secure life and property in the country would leave Nigerians with no choice but to arm themselves in self-defence.
Akeredolu, gave the warning while delivering a keynote address at the meeting of the Attorney-Generals of the 36 States of the Federation held in Lagos. He said on that occasion that the police were overwhelmed.
The governor charged the police to “close shop” if the Federal Government could not meet their needs in terms of equipping the force.
Akeredolu insisted that the police had failed in their constitutional role of protecting Nigerians.
“We will carry arms very soon, Oga Malami (the AGF), there is no other way, the police have failed,” the governor declared.
His speech has sparked massive reactions from social media users who did not hesitate to air their minds.
See comments below:
@kenanichebe4: Don’t blame police sir , the IG in Abuja is Fulani and he will never want you to go after their brothers that is killing people , please sir blame Buhari that give all Africa visa on arrival , so that all the fulani terrorist will come into Nigeria , none has been arrested
@gbadebogbenga: With army
Let federal government legalize gun so that we can defend ourselves
@southchrissouth: You are realising now. eyaaaa its a pity when the youth protested. You did not know pretence the same you know that APC and buhari failed Nigeria and you won’t talk until it affects your area
@agbergodwin3: All people im governance have failed us. No part, sections, people, agency, ministry,and anything one could think of,that is working in this country. Yet they don’t want you to talk because it’s hate speech
@jbisong67: Police did not fail Nigerians rather it is their strategy to support bandits and terrorist against Christians and the innocents.