Herdsmen: Bala Mohammed has not spoken like a statesman – Akeredolu
According to him, Bala Mohammed has not spoken like a statesman and probably lost everything out, “he lost out as to what his reaction should be”.
Akeredolu speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday said, Bala Mohammed has even poured more petrol into the fire because his speech is unexpected of him. It will become very serious and nobody will be spared. So statements like that must be condemned and I condemn it.
“How will a governor in this country today come out and say people should be allowed to carry arms when it is illegal? And not just arms he says they should carry double barrel and co. So people are not licensed to carry guns, Bala Mohammed is suggesting to us that they should be able to carry it?” he said.
Akeredolu explained that as Ondo governor, he is worried by the deteriorating level of insecurity in the country, especially the recent killing of three prominent Ondo indigenes by herdsmen.
He said that the insecurity issue is not an ethnic war, calling for collaboration to ensure that the challenges are tackled head-on.