- The Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has reacted to the withdrawal of soldiers from correctional centres across the state
- Akeredolu, through a statement signed by his chief press secretary, disclosed that this recent move was surprising and shocking
- The governor who expressed deep worry over the move has therefore directed the deployment of men of the State Security Network known as the Amotekun corps
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has condemned outrightly the withdrawal of men of the Nigerian Army from the custodial centres across the state.
Akeredolu accused the Army of inducing steps toward jailbreaks.
Daily Trust reports that the governor who received a full briefing of the situation from the Commissioner of Police, Oyediran Oyeyemi, was worried that the action could encourage jailbreak.
In a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Richard Olatunde, on Wednesday, January 5, Akeredolu who wondered why soldiers will be withdrawn from custodial centres which belongs to the federal government, directed the deployment of men of the State Security Network (Amotekun) to complement the Police and the NSCDC so as not to allow premeditated jailbreaks.
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Akeredolu excited as airline expands operations to Akure-Abuja, Akure-Owerri routes
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the decision of the management of Green Africa Airline to expand its operations to Akure-Abuja and Akure-Owerri routes has excited Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state.
Akeredolu, also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), while receiving the management of the Airline, described the decision to expand their route to Abuja and Owerri as a welcome development.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng by Olabode Richard Olatunde, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Akeredolu promised that his administration will continue to work with the Airline for continuous service delivery to the people.
Governor Akeredolu warns Nigerians to stop branding terrorism as banditry
In other news, Akeredolu warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism.
He noted that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be addressed as terrorism and the perpetrators treated as same.
The Governor spoke on Monday at the 27th Nigerian Economic Summit held in Abuja with the theme: “Securing Our Future: The Fierce Urgency of Now.”