Mr. Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo state allegedly inquired as to why security groups set up by southern Nigerian states like Ondo(Amotekun) were not permitted to own AK-47s but those set up by Katsina State were allowed.
In response to this, Garba Shehu explained that the security outfit in Katsina was to carry arms for 5 days only because they were being trained.
He emphasized that the Governor of Katsina had already informed the federal government beforehand.
His words: “In the specific Katsina State often cited, the Governor, Aminu Bello Masari wrote to explain that the administration invited the Provost of the Civil Defence Training College in Katsina to train their Vigilantes for five days“in the handling and operations of Pump Action Rifles,” emphasizing that “the Vigilantes were not trained to take over the responsibilities of the security agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria but to assist them.
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