The Governor of Ondo State, Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has launched the indigenous security network with the code-named “Operation Amotekun”.
The inauguration ceremony of the “Ondo State Security Network Agency” took placed Yesterday, August 11, 2020.
This is coming several months after the bill setting up the security outlet was passed into law by the state House of Assembly and signed into law by the Governor.
Governor Akeredolu, speaking during the inauguration ceremony, gave an assurance that with a workable synergy among the leadership of the security agencies and that of Amotekun, the force is capable of arresting crimes occurrences. In his words, he said;
“It was so horrible that marauders laid siege to the highways as well as in the farmlands waiting to kidnap or devour anyone in sight. With the launch of the Amotekun, we resolved that it shall be no retreat, no surrender. We are not going to be intimidated or blackmailed.
“It is incontrovertible that the existing security framework is being overstretched and we had to devise a means of confronting the challenge of insecurity head-on. That was when the concept of Amotekun came up. As Yorubas, we are not known to surrender to our adversaries and if our forebears did not, we should not.
“On 4th March, this year, just two months after the launch of Amotekun in Ibadan, the Bill setting up the Corps was signed into law, after diligent and thorough work by the State House of Assembly. The import of this is that the Amotekun Corps is now a legal entity, not just the idea of an individual.
“I am saying it again, that my ambition is not worth the insecurities that our people are confronted with, where at some point, people were afraid of travelling out of the state.”
See photos from the inauguration ceremony below;
Source; Tale Tela
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