The Governor has inaugurated the South-West security network known as Operation Amotekun. Six South-West governors had on January 9 2020 launched the security outfit to defend the region against rising insecurity.
“It was so horrible that marauders laid siege to the highways as well as in the farmlands waiting to kidnap or devour anyone in sight. With the launch of the Amotekun, we resolved that it shall be no retreat, no surrender. We are not going to be intimidated or blackmailed. It is incontrovertible that the existing security framework is being overstretched and we had to devise a means of confronting the challenge of insecurity head-on. That was when the concept of Amotekun came up. As Yorubas, we are not known to surrender to our adversaries and if our forebears did not, we should not."~ Governor Akeredolu
Amotekun Corps Commander, Mr Adetunji Adeleye, said the personnel were trained in collaboration with experienced hands drawn from the various security agencies in the state. No fewer than 192 recruited members of the corps were inaugurated at the ceremony on Tuesday.
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