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Akeredolu issues 7-day ultimatum for return of illegal arms, ammunition in Ondo


Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has issued 7-day ultimatum to individuals or groups with illegal firearms and ammunition to surrender them to the appropriate authorities in the state.

Governor Akeredolu gave the directive on Friday in a statement made available to journalists in Akure by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo.

According to Akeredolu, all such arms and ammunition should be returned to the Commandant of the South West Security Network, otherwise known as AMOTEKUN at the Pa Fasoranti’s Gardens, Alagbaka, Akure within these seven days.

He posited that all those in the category of illegal arms and ammunition bearers are to take advantage of this window of grace to return these deadly weapons as security agencies shall take necessary steps against defiance after the seven days period.

“Those who find it difficult to physically present such arms and ammunition for obvious reasons are advised and indeed, encouraged to call 08079999989 for further advice and instructions on appropriate steps to be taken,” Akeredolu said.

The governor who also expressed great concern over what he described as the low level of policing in Ondo State said policing was the key and could only thrive on a note of mutual trust and respect.

He said, “the general observation across the state shows a very low level of policing which is risky to society. Of note, policing is key and can only thrive on a note of mutual trust and respect. We can all, only strive for a better society and brace up to take maximum advantage of lessons learnt from the unfortunate incidents of the last two weeks.

“Saddening as the events appear, there is no doubt that a fresh orientation, perception of self appraisal as well as an encouraging mood of sober reflection pervades the Nation.”

Governor Akeredolu, therefore, advised the Police authorities to take up their responsibilities as an institution and take charge of the public space for the good of all.