Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has alerted the whole of the state and stated it is in a Serious Security Crisis.
Akeredolu made this statement in reaction to the killing of Olufon of Ifon Israel Adelusi, in Ose local government area of the state. He described the killing as an “Abominable Crime”.
Donald Ojogo, Ondo state commissioner for information and orientation released a statement in which Akeredolu said they will work hard to serve justice.
“All lives matter, but this is one too heavy and unbearable. It’s a sad day in Ondo State. Clearly, we are in a serious security crisis that requires extraordinary means.
“The security agencies, especially the Nigeria Police, have already been directed to fish out the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
“On our part as a government, we shall give whatever it takes to unravel this. These criminals who have brought this sad day on our state shall not go unpunished.
“In deference to our customs and traditions, the state government will advisedly refrain from making public reference in statements or utterances in respect of the identity of the great loss.
“Nonetheless, without prejudice to ongoing efforts towards getting to the root of this abominable crime, government shall issue a formal and more detailed statement as dictated by tradition after due consultations with relevant stakeholders in the affected community.”