Nigeria, Feb. 24 -- The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has vowed to continue fighting the insecurity facing the state as he begins his second term of four years in office.

Mr Akeredolu, who was sworn in on Wednesday along with his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in Akure, said the current security challenges demanded that states be allowed to defend their "space."

Mr Akeredolu was at the centre of a controversy after he gave an ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen operating in the state's forest reserves to leave due to increased kidnapping and other criminalities perpetrated there.

Although he had to contend with the Presidency and some northern elements, the governor stood his ground on his demand to document all those operating in the for...