13th June, 2022
Governor Kayode Fayemi said the claims that Boko Haram terrorists or the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) are involved in the Owo killings, are purely speculation.
He stated this on Monday during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
Fayemi, who is the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), stressed that no evidence has confirmed that the terrorists were responsible for the attack.
“I am not going to go into any speculation. As far as I’m concerned, the statement that ISWAP or Boko Haram, or whatever other institutions are responsible for this (attack) is purely speculative at this stage.
“I haven’t seen any evidence that concretely puts this in the corner of any of these rogue elements that we have. And really it doesn’t – 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” Fayemi added.