Forward of Thursday’s inauguration of a new safety outfit in the southwest named “Amotekun”, all the Governors of the 6 Southwestern states will meet up with with law enforcement chiefs on Wednesday.
The meeting is to make certain that some remaining conclusions on the operations of the stability outfit are agreed on and all necessary particulars are considered.
The Country experiences that the meeting is scheduled for Ibadan in which the security outfit will be inaugurated, as all the equipments, such as vehicles, bikes, interaction devices among many others would have been assembled from other states to Ibadan.
The chairman of the Southwest Governor’s Discussion board, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo condition, who is predicted back from a journey will preside about the conference.
Many others envisioned at the conference are Governors Seyi Makinde (Oyo) Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun) Dapo Abiodun (Ogun) and Babjide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos).
The new stability outfit, Amotekun when inaugurated is expected to combat safety challenges like banditry, kidnapping for ransom among the numerous other protection concerns, bedeviling the 6 Southwestern States.
The meeting is to let the governors and the law enforcement chiefs to finalise how the outfit will operate for proper comprehending before the launch.
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Commissioners of law enforcement in the region will meet below the coordination of the Assistant-Inspectors Normal (AIGs) in the area right before the meeting with the governors.
The senior police offices are to finalise talks on the position that the police will engage in.
Newswatch understands that Amotekun is the result of a stability summit organised by the Advancement Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission in Ibadan the Oyo State cash in July last yr.
It will have regional hunters, vigilance groups and Oodua People’s Congress as customers, who are to do the job with common rulers and typical security companies this sort of as the law enforcement, Nigerian Protection and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Military.
Every single point out has contributed 20 vans, fitted with conversation tools to the regional operation.
The regional group will work with those community (state) branches to ensure that criminals no lengthier discover a secure haven in a further point out when they escape from one particular.
It was learnt that the states have recruited many of the unconventional stability personnel from some Southwestern groups.
The group comprises Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) the Southwest Hunters Association, (SWHAN) the Agbekoyas Southwest Agbekoya Group (SAG), Agbekoya Farmers Modern society Team Yoruba Youth Council (YYC) and Community Stability Awareness Initiative Corps (COMSAIC) between other folks.