The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), says he has passed the stage of being kidnapped, saying “nobody can kidnap me”.
He made this known in a live television programme on Sunday while reacting to a question on whether he was afraid of being kidnapped.
Akeredolu further revealed that the state governors in the South West geopolitical zone were working to bring an end to violent Fulani herdsmen incursion into the region.
He explained that the “siege to the south-west” was affecting everyone, not just the masses, and the governors were in talks with the Federal Government to address the crisis.
The governor said, “I have encountered them (kidnappers) before so security issue is not limited to the masses alone.”
“My convoy was targeted but my security people shot into the air to scare them away. They fled into the bush on Akure-Ibadan road. We, as governors, will do something about the issue. We are discussing with the federal government. It is real that travellers are not safe on the road.
“It looks like it’s only the masses that are affected as the big men are enjoying themselves as they drive in convoy. Is that so?”