Amotekun Operatives Detailed To Contain Herdsmen Crises In Oyo State 

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde (second right), inspecting the pioneer Corps of the Oyo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun Corps), during their passing-out ceremony held at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo. PHOTO: Oyo State Government
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde (second right), inspecting the pioneer Corps of the Oyo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun Corps), during their passing-out ceremony held at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo. PHOTO: Oyo State Government

 

Richard Ginika Izuora

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Wednesday, said the state government has deployed 200 officers of the Oyo State Security Network, (Amotekun) to Igangan town in Ibarapa Local Government Area of the state.

Makinde made this disclosure during a press briefing while adding that the move followed a meeting with security agencies and stakeholders from the crisis-ridden area.

Makinde said in the statement: “Following the meeting held with representatives of Igangan, Ibarapaland; which was attended by security stakeholders including the recently appointed Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko, our administration has come up with a security strategy for that zone.

“We have resolved to redeploy 200 members of the Oyo State Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to kidnapping/banditry hotspots in the state; especially in the Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun zones.

“These operatives will launch missions to rid the forests of criminals. They will be presenting daily reports of their activities to me in the short run; and periodic reports in the long run.

“In the next few weeks, we’ll hold town hall meetings and community outreaches; bringing together residents and security agencies to talk about any issues of immediate concern; and how they can be resolved through dialogue; and more effective community policing.”

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