Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has stated that there is a serious security crisis in the state.
The Governor who said this in reaction to the assassination of Israel Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government area of the state, described the killing as an “abominable crime”.
Akeredolu in a statement released by Ondo commissioner for information and orientation Donald Ojogo, said they will be working hard to bring those behind the killing to justice.
The statement read;
“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.”