Insecurity: South-West Govs To Float ‘Operation Amotekun’



South-West governors have concluded plans to launch a security architecture codenamed: “Operation Amotekun.”
Operation Amotekun is a response to the menace of insecurity which has pervaded various the region.

This came as the Ondo State government procured 20 vans and 120 motorcycles for security surveillance across the state ahead of the launch of the security outfit.
The state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, who disclosed this while addressing journalists yesterday in Akure, said the measure was part of the resolution reached by the South-West governors at the security summit recently held in Ibadan.

Ojogo added the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who is the Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum, was worried about the security situation, hence the move to fully confront the menace.

He said: “Governor Akeredolu is doing what’s needful to reduce insecurity across the state to the nearest minimum.
“You will recall that the security situation in the South-West got to an unpardonable and condemnable level hence the urgent intervention of the governors.

“The measures put in place after the security summit is now yielding positive results. To this end, Governor Akeredolu, as the chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum has taken some far-reaching measures to tackle insecurity in Ondo State.
“The efforts to tackle the spate of insecurity include the surveillance of the bushes and forest across the state with the procured van and motorcycles.

“Not less than 120 motorcycles and twenty Hilux vans have arrived the state for security surveillance.”

With this, the spate of insecurity bedevilling the state would be frontally tackled.”
According to him, other state governors are not doing less.

The commissioner said everything was coming ahead of the launch of “Operation Amotekun” to tackle insecurity across the South-West Region.

He added: “In a matter of weeks, this security outfit ‘Operation Amotekun,’ would be unveiled.

“We are not resting on our oars. Governor Akeredolu is ready to protect the people of the state. The entire forest would henceforth be put under surveillance.”
Ojogo also disclosed that the vans and motorcycles were part of the first batch to arrive.

He added that the legal framework on the launch of the Security Trust Fund in the state was in the offing.

The commissioner said the state would replicate the Security Trust Fund, already in existence in Lagos State.


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