Rising from their meeting on Monday, the Southern Governors’ Forum (SGF) has demanded that security operatives must take permission from the state governor before executing any operation.
This is as they insisted that it is right because the Governor is the chief security officer of the state.
The communique read at the end of the southern governors’ meeting in Lagos by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo was however silent on the recent arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, and the attack by DSS operatives on the Ibadan residence of Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho.
But their demand is understood to be a veiled reference to the operation carried out by DSS operatives on the Ibadan residence of Igboho.
“The Forum reviewed the security situation in the country and commends security operatives for their relentless efforts in restoring security and safety and commiserates with families and loved ones of those who have fallen in the line of duty.”
“Re-emphasized the need for State Police.”
“Resolved that if for any reason security institutions need to undertake an operation in any State, the Chief Security Officer of the State must be duly informed,” the statement partly reads.