- Southwest governors have filed for an application for Operation Amotekun personnel to carry licensed guns
- This was made known by Olawale Fapohunda, the commissioner for justice, after a meeting of the southwest zone attorney generals
- Operation Amotekun is a regional security outfit established by the southwest governors
Following the establishment of the regional security outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun, operatives will be known as corps and carry licensed firearms.
According to Nigerian Tribune, this was disclosed by Olawale Fapohunda, the Ekiti state attorney general and commissioner for justice on Friday, February 7, after a meeting of the southwest zone attorney generals held in Ibadan.
Fapohunda speaking on details for the security outfit said that all the commissioners agreed to insert a clause in the bill for an act backing up the initiative to empower personnel of Amotekun to carry licensed firearms.
However, he noted that the gun license would need approval from Adamu Mohammed, the inspector general of police.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the sale of recruitment forms for those interested in joining the southwest security outfit, Operation Amotekun, has been temporarily suspended in Ogun state.
The sale of the form was earlier scheduled to commence on Monday, February 10, but the coordinator of the security outfit in Ogun state, Taofeek Olawale, said this was as a result of the need to harness modalities and logistics for a hitch-free registration of applicants in the state.
In a related development, Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, gave an assurance that Operation Amotekun is here to stay. He disclosed this while addressing the people of Ekiti state during a live radio program tagged ‘Mr Governor Speaks’ on Sunday, February 2.
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