The Presidency has refuted claims that some states have been authorised to buy automatic weapons for their security outfits.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State had alleged that if the Federal Government could allow a security outfit in Katsina State to carry arms,
nothing should stop him from doing the same for officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
But presidential media aide Garba Shehu on Tuesday, said “there is no state, not Katsina, not any other state in the federation, that has been authorized to procure automatic weapons for their security outfits.
In a statement, the media aide noted that “Where they fail to do so, the law enforcement agencies have been given clear directives to deal with any such outlaws.