Ondo State Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has warned that the Southwest region would not tolerate another unprovoked attack
Akeredolu who stated this while receiving his counterparts Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Babajide Sanwo Olu (Lagos), and AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (Kwara), noted that the people of the Southwest had always been peaceful.
Speaking on behalf of other governors, Abiodun, announced the donation of N75 million (N25 million each from the trio governors), adding that the attack was not just on the good people of Owo, or the good people of Ondo State, but the entire people of the Southwest.
In his words, Governor Akeredolu said “we are part of this country and we have always come to this country in peace and we have maintained peace.
“We have been trying every time to maintain Nigeria because we believe in Nigeria.
“Let someone point to an incident in which we left our enclave or we left this peaceful environment and went to cause problems in other places Let them tell us.
“We have come to this country in peace, and now people want to visit us with war. You want to maim and kill us, it is not easy.
“It is a dreadful assault. I said to people that if we were at war and we were armed and faced ourselves, in one day 40 people would not die from our side. But this is not war, we were not
“This is an assault on us, on our psyche. We cannot continue this way. We believe in this place, we believe in the Southwestern region. We believe in Yoruba. Is Yoruba part of Nigeria we believe in? Yes”.