Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has disagreed with the claims that the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) or Boko Haram terrorists were responsible for the attack launched on worshippers in Owo, Ondo State.
While describing the claim as mere speculation, Fayemi stressed that no evidence has confirmed that the terrorists groups were responsible for the attack.
DAILY REPORT NG recalls that the Federal Government, had few days ago linked the massacre to the ISWAP.
Reacting to FG’s claim, Fayemi said: “I’m not going to go into any speculation,” Fayemi said on Monday in response to a question regarding the position of the Federal Government during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
“As far as I am concerned, the statement that ISWAP or Boko Haram or whatever other institutions are responsible for this (attack) is purely speculative at this stage. I have not seen any evidence that concretely puts this in the corner of any of these rogue elements that we have.
“And really, it does not – at this stage – matter, they have committed this crime, they have demonstrated the capacity to cause maximum damage to our people.”
“I don’t want us to jump the gun as far as this is concerned and that is why I am not going to go into any detail as to what intelligence we had and at what point we had it,”
“Our duty as security officers is to ensure that this does not occur again and we go after elements of this nature, whichever organisation they may represent within our domains.”