Amotekun: Ohanaeze youth tell southeast govs to create regional security outfit

Amotekun: Ohanaeze youth tell southeast govs to create regional security outfit

- The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has urged the southeast governors to create security outfit for the region

- The youth group made the call following the creation of Amotekun, a security outfit created by southwest governors

- The group said ensuring adequate security in the region will lead to a reduction in crimes as well as boost the region's economy

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has called on the southeast governors to emulate their southwest colleagues by creating a joint security outfit for the region.

The Cable reports that the group's president, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, and the secretary-general, Okwu Nnabuike, made the request in a statement.

The group, which expressed readiness to assist the governors on the project, said the joint security outfit will address the security challenges facing the southeast region, especially the herdsmen crisis.

Amotekun: Ohanaeze youth tell southeast govs to create regional security outfit

The operational vehicles of Amotekun, a new security outfit created by southeast governor. Photo credit: The Punch
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“We want the southeast governors' forum to replicate in the southeast, the new security outfit recently announced by southwest governors “Amotekun” which will commence work on January 9th 2020," the statement partly reads.

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The group said ensuring adequate security in the region will lead to a reduction in crimes as well as boost the region's economy.

It added that the security outfit will also create employment opportunities for the teeming Igbo youths who are currently unemployed.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the southwestern part of Nigeria now has its own security outfit named 'Amotekun' and would commence operation across the zone on January 9, according to Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state.

Fayemi said on Wednesday, January 1, in his new year message, that the job of Amotekun, created by the six governors of the region, would be to complement the country's security agencies in a bid for peace.

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