Following the withdrawal of soldiers from various checkpoints across Ondo state, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has revealed that the development was due to some persistent problems between the soldiers and the Amotekun Corps.
According to Akeredolu, who claimed that Amotekun was the target, he argued that the state’s determination to maintain the security team remains unwavering.
The governor, in a statement issued by his Information Commissioner, Donald Ojogo, who attacked the Popular Democratic Party, PDP, for allegedly politicizing the situation, affirmed that he will not succumb to blackmail.
Newslodge had previously reported that the current peace in the state appeared to be threatened following the withdrawal of soldiers from various checkpoints throughout the state.
Furthermore, the PDP had alleged that the failure of Akeredolu to pay the soldiers their allowances was the reason for the withdrawal of the checkpoints.
Ojogo in the statement added that “the spurious efforts of the opposition PDP to put together an apparent situation of near sabotage, clearly show how far they are from the field of surveillance.
“We will not be deterred in any way. Our time-tested character and attitude in dealing with insecurity, even at strange times, will not be compromised. “