Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, said yesterday, that the setting up of the Amotekun across the region has given the people hope in the management of security.
Akeredolu said this at the passing-out ceremony of the 503 newly recruited Amotekun Corps officers, and the unveiling of the Roadmap to Internal and Border Security in the state, as part of the activities his 100 day in office.
He said: “It has further reinforced our long-time view that state and community-based policing in the panacea to the country’s security challenges”.
““It is indeed heart-warming and encouraging because it is just a little over a year ago that the Amotekun Security Corps came into being and the impact it has made in this short period has been remarkable and has given us hope in the management of our security”.
“The Amotekun Security Corps Initiative is a baby of necessity conceived as a home-grown approach to solving our plethora of security challenges”.
““These challenges have put our people on the edge, given only a limited outcome to our investment drives, especially with the recent dimension of kidnapping, organised theft of vehicles (including those belonging to government), Gender-based Violence and other violent crimes”.