Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has disclosed that suspected kidnappers targeted his automobile on the Akure-Ibadan road which connects several states in the South-West.
Gov Rotimi, who did not reveal the precise date of the incident, said those behind the attack escaped into the bush when the security men guarding him started shooting.
He then shared that he and his government are aiming to end the “siege to the South-West.”
His words, “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 big men are enjoying themselves as they drive in convoy. Is that so?”
“Nobody can kidnap me, I have passed that stage.”