- South-west governors have come up with a new security outfit to curb insecurity in the region
- The outfit, called Amotekun, will be used to complement the efforts of existing security agencies
- The outfit will be unveiled on Thursday, January 9, after which it will start functioning in the region
Following reported cases of kidnapping, banditry and all forms of violent crimes, state governors in the south-west geopolitical zone have established a joint security outfit.
According to the governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi, the security outfit will be inaugurated on Thursday, January 9, The cable reports.
Fayemi, who revealed this in his recent New Year message, said that the outfit will complement the efforts of the police and other security agencies.
The governor said: “On January 9, 2020, the western Nigeria security network known as Amotekun shall commence operations in all the six states in our zone.
“Ekiti is very active in this initiative which will go a long way in securing the people and protecting the state."
He admitted that although crimes cannot be totally eradicated, the move is to curb the ugly trend especially in the region.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reporetd that governors and ministers had been criticised over the rising insecurity across the country by the first lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari.
According to the first lady the rising insecurity in the country is as a result of injustice. She said because of this, many Nigerians cannot travel to their states and villages and live peacefully.
She disclosed this on Friday, November 30, in Abuja at the General Assembly of the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).
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