The headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Friday, January 10, are focused on the newly inaugurated security outfit in the southwest, Western Nigeria Security Network, code-named Operation Amotekun, its significance to nation's security and what happened during the launch, among other top stories
The Nation reports that southwest governors on Thursday, January 9, said the regional security outfit, Amotekun, is not a replacement for the nation's security system.
In addition to that, the governors said that Amotekun would not be used as a tool to settle political scores in the nation.
The Guardian reports that in response to the security challenges in the southwest, governors in the region on Thursday, January 9, launched a security outfit called Amotekun.
The chairman of the Nigeria Governor's Forum and Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, said the scheme is an arrangement that is close to and resonate with people in their communities.
The Punch reports that the southwest security scheme had a rough start on Thursday, January 9, as three governors from the region were absent at the event.
The names of the governors were given as Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state and Dapo Abiodun from Ogun state.
ThisDay reports that there were palpable worries on Thursday, January 9, over the absence of the military and the police at the launch of Operation Amotekun.
Despite the development, governors from the southwest zone and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, praised the outfit, saying that it is a good solution to the security challenges in the region.
Vanguard reports that at the launch of the new security outfits in the southwest, the governors said that the initiative is not a move to divide the country as it will work in line with the constitution.
The governors, however, argued that the scheme was in furtherance of discharging their constitutional responsibilities as demanded by those who elected them into office.
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