- Amotekun will tackle sundry crimes and extend local response against invaders, Seyi Makinde has assured
- The Oyo state governor also confirmed that the security operation will fight common enemies who are causing commotions in the state
- Speaking during the passing-out-parade of the corps, Makinde said Amotekun will participate in the arrest of criminals, among other functions
Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, has stated that the Amotekun security network will extend its duties towards local response against invaders in the state.
The governor made this known during the official inauguration and passing-out ceremony of no fewer than 1,500 Amotekun corps members in Oyo town.
At the event held at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education (EACOED), Makinde said the local security network will serve as community policing.
He also assured that Amotekun will tackle various crimes in the state and all security threats, adding that the operation will also tackle common enemies causing commotion.
Amotekun officers, Legit.ng understands, are allowed to bear licensed arms in performing their duties as stipulated in the Oyo State Security Network Agency Law, 2020 establishing the corps.
Highlighted responsibilities of the corp will be to collaborate with security agencies in gathering information about crimes.
It will also arrest and prosecute persons suspected or involved in kidnapping, terrorism, cattle rustling, cultism, highway robbery, destruction of livelihood, criminal damage to property and any other criminal activity.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Governor Makinde-led government gave the approval of a whopping N59.7 million for the take-off of Amotekun.
The disclosure was made by the state information commissioner, Wasiu Olatunbosun, on Tuesday, August 4, after the executive meeting held virtually.
Olatunbosun said the state government made approval for the procurement of 3000 units of uniforms, combat boots, lanyard, baseball hats, security belts, worsted boots, and the production of the logo to distinguish the personnel from other security agencies in the state.
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