- Security agencies comprising of the police and NSCDC have screened 2,593 applicants for Amotekun jobs in Ekiti
- The applicants from the 16 local governments areas converged on the Fajuyi Pavilion in Ado-Ekiti for the interview
- The Amotekun corps commander, Brig.-Gen Joe Komolafe (rtd) commended the screening panel for the exercise
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Security agencies comprising of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and other outfits screened 2,593 applicants for Amotekun jobs in Ekiti.
According to The Nation newspaper, the applicants from the 16 local governments were interviewed at the Fajuyi Pavilion in Ado-Ekiti.
The Amotekun corps commander, Brig.-Gen Joe Komolafe (rtd) commended the screening panel for showing fairness and thoroughness during the exercise.
He disclosed that the Amotekun governing board would meet next week to deliberate on the report of the screening panel.
In other news, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has assured residents that following the launch of Ondo State Security Network Agency popularly code-named Operation Amotekun, no criminal element shall disturb the state's relative peace.
According to The Guardian, he disclosed this at the passing-out ceremony of pioneer Amotekun officers on Tuesday, August 11, at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Arcade, Igbatoro Road, Akure.
The governor explained that with a workable synergy among the leadership of the security agencies and that of Amotekun, water-tight strategies, capable of arresting crimes would be deployed even before they occur.
Meanwhile, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu warned not to use the local security outfit in the southwest known as Amotekun against opposition parties in the coming election.
The warning was given by the Action Alliance (AA) following fears that the governorship election will be marred with violence, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.
Stating that it was important to prevent the use of local security personnel to hijack the election, James Vernimbe, national secretary of AA, boasted that the party is fit and well-positioned for victory.
Still on security, the Oodua Peoples Congress(OPC) on Wednesday, August 26, faulted Malam Garba Shehu over his comments on the structure of the Western Nigerian Security Network(WNSN) codenamed operation Amotekun.
OPC faulted Shehu after the president's spokesman on Channels TV, claimed that the structure of the security network would be controlled by the inspector general of police.
The OPC in a statement by Yinka Oguntimehin, it's publicity secretary, warned Shehu to stop misleading the presidency.
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