The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has condemned in strongest terms the Saturday night attack on Igangan, a town in the Ibarapa North Local Government of Oyo State.
In a statement he personally endorsed, Akeredolu described the attack as “horrendous, callous and highly provocative,” adding that all well-meaning Nigerians must also condemn “this latest assault on decency and communal harmony”.
The governor said the Commanders of the South West Security Network, Amotekun, had been directed to convene a joint security meeting of all Commanders with a view to commencing joint operations in the zone immediately.
He said: “We must reiterate the fact that certain elements are bent on causing friction among the peoples of this country with the sole aim of achieving a pernicious end. They will stop at nothing until their set goal is realized.
“It is therefore incumbent on all lovers of peace and freedom to rise against this regression into savagery.
“We on our part are resolved to defend our people, their property and all legitimate means of livelihood against both internal and external aggression. On this there will be no compromise.”
Akeredolu called on people to remain vigilant and report any suspicious movement in their communities.