- SSSG has applauded the move by the governors to start the joint security taskforce across the southwest
- According to the group, the force will create the needed synergy between the states
- Iba Gani Adams said efforts to curb the security challenges in the region is beginning to yield positive results
The Southwest Stakeholders Security Group (SSSG) has applauded the move by the governors to start the joint security taskforce across the southwest.
According to them, the security taskforce codenamed "operation Amotekun", will create the needed synergy between the states, in order to ensure the safety and security of the region.
Rising from a meeting at the Omole Phase 2 residence of the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, at the weekend, group comprising all the leaders, gave its nod to the new initiative, saying it is ready to complement the efforts of the governors and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in their plan to make the southwest safe for the people.
He, however, said the group has not been contacted by the governors on the modus operandi, especially, recruitment of members of the outfit, with just five days to the commencement of the initiative.
They opined that it is necessary that members of the outfit are people who are known and whose integrity can be vouched for saying anything short of that will amount to an exercise in futility.
Convener of the group, and the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland land, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, said efforts to curb the security challenges in the region is beginning to yield positive results, pointing out that the group, since inception in July 2019 had made significant efforts to reduce the spate of insecurity in the southwest.
Iba Gani Adams, reiterated the need to create a workable synergy between the security outfits and the leaders at the grassroots.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that 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.
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