Makinde inaugurates Amotekun, confident on state police

GOVERNOR Seyi Makinde on Tuesday inaugurated the Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun , warning them against harassment , extortion and other vices .
Speaking at the passing – out parade of the corps in Oyo town , the governor , who said the Amotekun corps would work with the Nigeria Police Force , added that the security outfit established to fight kidnappers , cultists and those destroying the means of livelihoods of others .


The governor expressed the hope that someday , there would be support at the federal level for the review of the constitution needed for the establishment of state police .
He said the first batch of 1 , 500 Amotekun corps would be deployed in all the wards in the state so that residents at every nook and cranny of the state would feel their impact .


Makinde said , “ The Western Nigeria Security Network , codenamed Amotekun , is an independent outfit . Members will answer to the state governors , but they will be working with the federal security agencies. ”


Present at the event were Secretary to the State Government , Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun ; Chief of Staff , Chief Bisi Ilaka ; former Oyo Central District senator , Mrs Monsurat Sunmonu , and Deputy Speaker , Oyo State House of Assembly, Abiodun Fadeyi .




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